Police warn of group of fraudsters heading to Thunder Bay targeting seniors

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scam alert

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police are warning residents in Thunder Bay, Ont., that a group of fraudsters who target seniors may be headed to the city.

Thunder Bay police say a group believed to be from Romania has been travelling across Canada and going to department stores.

They allege members of the group watch seniors entering pin numbers for their credit or debit cards at the stores.

Police say the fraudsters then follow the seniors and attempt to distract them by asking for directions or giving them money they say has been dropped.

Investigators allege the suspects then steal the seniors’ cards.

Police are asking the public to be extra diligent in hiding their pins and to be aware of their surroundings when making credit or debit purchases.

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