Senior duped by secret shopper fraud

(Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – A local man is out thousands of dollars are being taken by fraudsters using an internet ad to be a secret shopper.

Brockville police say the victim had received two cheques and was told to hold back some money and send the balance of the cash back.

The first cheque went through the bank and then a second cheque was subjected to a hold before the bank found out both cheques were fraudulent.

The senior citizen is out several thousand dollars.

“If it seems too good to be true, it is,” Brockville police said.

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