scam-fullCHATSWORTH – Grey County OPP wish to remind the public to be aware of various scams such as the Emergency scam, also known as the Grandparent scam, Microsoft scam, Charity scam, Inheritance scam, Lottery or Sweepstake scam, and Service scam, to name a few.

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, an elderly Grey Highlands woman received a phone call from an unknown person claiming to be a representative from Sears. The victim was told that her account was overdue and that she had to pay it immediately. The victim sent a cheque for $125.29 to Total Credit Recovery Ltd., in North York, Ontario.

The victim then called Sears directly at which time she was advised that the phone call had been a scam. She immediately cancelled the cheque and reported the incident to police.

Protect yourself. FRAUD: Recognize it. Report it. Stop it.

To learn more about Fraud, or to report a scam, call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website at

Source - OPP