Police Say Guelphites Have Lost $1 Million to Crypto-Scams This Year

For the second time in the last couple of weeks, the Guelph Police Services Fraud Unit is warning Guelphites that online scams are out there, and ready to take money from unsuspecting people. The latest warning from police now comes with a price tag. According to police, Guelphites have lost $1 million in cryptocurrency scams in 2021, and there are all sorts of ways that they’re able to get your money. Continue reading “Police Say Guelphites Have Lost $1 Million to Crypto-Scams This Year”

CITY PAGES: Mental Health, Scams, and New LGBTQ+ Support Line

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Mental Health, Scams, and New LGBTQ+ Support Line”

Romance Scams Added to Local Fraud Crime Spree

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Guelph Police Service is warning the general public about romance scams, fraudsters who try to gain the trust of their victims though romantic circumstances in order to rob them blind. This is the latest scam to make the rounds in the Guelph area in the last month in what has been a veritable scam-palooza in the Royal City. Let’s consider all the potential fraud going on… Continue reading “Romance Scams Added to Local Fraud Crime Spree”

GUELPH POLITICAST #165 – Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month. Hold you applause. If you made it without being accosted by someone trying to con you, count your blessings, but don’t let your guard down! Scammers are out for your money, and your personal information, all 12 months of the year, and some people want us more prepared for that eventuality. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #165 – Fraud Prevention Month”

Just in Time for Back to School, a Rental Scam

With the local university back in session this week, there will a lot of students out there looking for a place to live for the school year. Finding a nice, cheap and clean place to hang your hat is always a challenge for students (not to mention other Guelph renters), so the last thing you want to deal with is the possibility that you’re being ripped off. Unfortunately, Guelph Police are warning of just such a possibility. Continue reading “Just in Time for Back to School, a Rental Scam”

City Warns of Door-to-Door Water Treatment Scammers

It’s fall and the election is full swing, but the fall also seems to bring with it new opportunity for scammers and ne’er-do-wells looking to swindle hard working Guelphites out of a few bucks. The City of Guelph sent out a warning yesterday that the old water treatment system fraud is back in town going door-to-door in an attempt to bamboozle Royal City citizens. If you are approached, and you think there’s something fishy about the offer, they’re advising you to get in touch with Guelph Police. Continue reading “City Warns of Door-to-Door Water Treatment Scammers”