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Sarnia Police report another phone scam

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A man pretending to be a Sarnia Police officer has defrauded a Sarnia woman in a phone scam.

The caller used a device that displayed the correct Sarnia Police number – 519-344-8861 — on the victim’s call display. The 24-year-old was told there were outstanding warrants and she was about to be arrested for “anti-social activities.”

The woman, who feared being deported to India, agreed to the caller’s demand and purchased $1,000 in iTunes card. After reading the scammer the card numbers over the phone he hung up.

Sarnia police say no police service or government agency would ever ask for gift cards as payment, and if you receive such a call to simply hang up.

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