Email scam takes thousands from senior

Scam asked man to enter banking info, then stole his money

An elderly man was duped of $4,700 in an email scam.

The 73-year-old called police on Oct. 26 when he noticed the amount missing from his bank account. He explained he had received an email, purportedly from TD Canada Trust, that said his bank account needed to be re-activated by entering personal and banking information.

“Police wish to advise the public that no banking institution will solicit this type of information purportedly to re-activate an account. Should you receive any similar request, you are advised to contact your bank to confirm the legitimacy of any such request,” said Sgt. Ray Maxwell.

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