Haldimand OPP is investigating a fraud incident after cash was sent in the mail but soon intercepted by police and returned to the owner in Hagersville.
OPP were called to the Hagersville address Friday afternoon after a resident suspected they may have been defrauded of $10,000. The resident had been contacted by a man claiming to be a police officer, who told the resident their bank card had been compromised and police would need $10,000 to investigate the incident.
The resident had sent the money to the address provided by the suspect but OPP were able to contact the courier company and intercept the delivery.
OPP is reminding all residents to never give personal information or currency to anyone you do not know and trust. Police agencies would never ask residents for currency to investigate incidents.
OPP is asking anyone who may have any information regarding this incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.