LOCAL RESIDENT FALLS FOR 'CATFISH', EXTORTION ATTEMPTED 6/15/2017 3:48:55 PM
Ontario Provincial Police say never fall for a catfish. Renfrew OPP say Catfishing is an on-line scam that has found one recent victim in Renfrew County. Community Safety Officer Constable Janice Sawbridge gives us a handle on the terminology.
In the Renfrew County case, the victim exposed themselves online to the scammer, and was then threatened that a video made of the encounter would be broadcast to friends and family online unless they paid the scammer money. You can find out more about scams by checking out the Competition Bureau of Canada's Little Black Book of Scams. To learn more about frauds and scams contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at www.antifraudcentre.ca