Financial Crimes / Fraud Awareness Media Release

The LaSalle Police Service is alerting the public to an ongoing trend in financial crimes and fraud. Many of these frauds occur over the internet after receiving unsolicited e-mails, text messages, and sometimes phone calls about amazing investment opportunities or lottery winnings. In the past month, the LaSalle Police Service has investigated three significant frauds involving a total financial loss of approximately one million dollars. In two of the instances, the fraud was committed after the victims invested a significant amount of funds via a fraudulent online cryptocurrency agency. Once they tried to withdraw their seemingly rapidly growing investments, they
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