Fraud Warning: Electronic Money Transfers

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Over the last week officers have taken reports from three victims regarding electronic money transfer fraud.

The victims all say their electronic devices were hacked, granting unknown people access to their online banking information. The fraudsters then transferred money electronically to unknown destinations.

We urge everyone to review their finances regularly to ensure there are no irregularities in their accounts.

The internet is an integral part of daily life, and we remind everyone to keep their devices as safe as possible. To do so please follow these tips;

  • Keep your browser updated
  • Make sure all of your WIFI networks are password protected
  • Consider installing trusted protection software, and keep it updated.

For more tips to Stay Safe Online and to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft visit www.saultpolice.ca.