Scams do not pick a season. Most scams are ongoing no matter what time of the year and even when similar scams are already being investigated after discovery by law enforcement. This is especially true in Brampton and Mississauga and so Peel police are warning residents that there are several common and ongoing scams making the rounds in the region.
Ex-MP Wajid Ali Khan faces 7 charges – namely, 3 counts of false pretense, 1 count of uttering of a forged document, and 3 counts of fraud. He borrowed an amount exceeding $1.1M from his personal contacts in Canada for the purpose of buying investment properties for said contacts in Pakistan. 48 years old Nadeem Imtiaz Ahmed is accused with him.
Alectra Utilities recently announced that they are aware that their lines are being used in a telephone scam that’s targeting people in their service area. They shared that their residents have been getting threatening calls from individuals who are claiming to be workers of utility companies. The threats usually involve telling the targeted individual that their electrical services will be disconnected if they do not provide payment right away via a cheque cashing service.
A business owner from Mississauga is currently facing serious charges regarding a benefit fraud case that targeted the Toronto Transit Commission and Manulife.
Most of us would trust someone who owns a legitimate business not to do anything that can jeopardize the said business, but this doesn’t seem to be applicable to one Mississauga business owner.
Mississauga residents seem to be a target for some common scams these days. It doesn’t really matter how scam-savvy you think you are, how good you are at filtering fake emergency emails, and how smart you are in avoiding those circling fake-CRA texts that demand you pay back taxes in the thousands.