Guelph Police Warn Of New Scam

Guelph police are warning the public after seeing an increase in a new type of phishing scam.

The scam targets victims posting an item for sale on an online forum such as Facebook Marketplace or Kjiji. The scammer responds to the ad offering to pay a deposit via e-transfer and the seller subsequently receives a text or e-mail with what appears to be a link to deposit the e-transfer.

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