Scam problems on the rise, Brockville police say

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BROCKVILLE – From the online dating romance scam to the person pretending to be the Canada Revenue Agency, Brockville police say problems with scam artists are getting worse locally.

In a news release Sunday, flagged as important, police say frauds involving dating, rental properties, bank cards, credit cards, misplaced and stolen cheques are “frequently and consistently” reported to police.

“While many of these are low in value and might not be thought of for major headline news,” police say the incidents are “on the rise.”

Most recently, a Brockville-area resident was taken for $60,000.

They say the best thing to do is be vigilant about protecting your personal information, especially while online.

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