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”

Guelph Police Warn of Another Bitcoin Scam Going Around

Bitcoin. All the cool criminals are using it. Again, the Guelph Police Service are warning members of the public to beware of scams where people are posing as government agencies and demanding payment with cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. Sadly, it’s not the first time this year that someone’s lost a lot of money from a scam like this, but police want it to be the last. Continue reading “Guelph Police Warn of Another Bitcoin Scam Going Around”

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”

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”