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Store employee gift card scam in Kingsville

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A store employee stopped someone from becoming a victim of fraud over the weekend, Kingsville OPP say.

The complainant had received a call advising them their credit card was compromised. The caller directed the complainant to purchase Google Play cards on Saturday and send them to the caller — a popular method scammers use to take victims’ money.

The complainant was attempting to purchase the Google Play cards when an employee at a local business notified police of a potentially fraudulent situation.

Police are encouraging businesses, retirement homes, long-term care facilities, financial institutions, social service providers, and family members to have open conversations about fraud and the fact that seniors are often targeted.

To prevent fraud, police suggest people keep their personal information confidential and safe. Do not give any information out over the phone, internet, or through email, and don’t be pressured or…

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