Emergency-grandparent scam

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Fraudsters are targeting seniors by calling and pretending to be a family member in distress, the police or a justice official claiming that a loved one or grandchild is in trouble, and needs money immediately. Victims are told there's a gag order and can't speak to anyone.

Protect yourself


If you believe you have been scammed, contact your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre:

1-888-495-8501 /

Fraud. Recognize. Reject. Report.

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