Public Safety Alert, Arrest-warrant scam

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest-warrant scam. It is reported that: – on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 51 Division received over 20 calls from people throughout the GTA – each person had received a phone call from a man with a caller ID of 416-808-5100

– the man said that there was a warrant for their arrest for fraud, but that the warrant could be resolved by making a payment – the man was unsuccessful in obtaining money from any of the people who reported the call to police Police remind the public that warrants cannot be settled by monetary payment. Everyone is reminded to be vigilant with financial transactions initiated by an incoming phone call or email. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222- TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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