MINTO – Wellington OPP are investigating after a woman from the Town of Minto was the victim of a phone scam.
Police say the victim received a call on Monday morning from a man who claimed to work for the Royal Bank of Canada.
The man told her that her Visa card had been compromised. He told her to go to the closest Western Union and wire him some cash because it was the only way for the RCMP to catch the culprits. The woman did as she was told and wired the money.
She became suspicious when the man called again and asked he to wire more money and then went to her bank where she learned she was the victim of a fraud.