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Overpayment scam in Bancroft

By Cam Kennedy [1]

BELLEVILLE – The Bancroft detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police [2] have received reports of overpayment scams in the area.

Two incidents took place involving a person selling an item online and receiving more money for the item than asked for, according to the OPP.

After the buyer of the item was told by the seller that too much money was sent, the buyer requested the seller to deposit the money order and send back the extra cash, the OPP said.

Both incidents were considered fraud by the OPP.

To protect yourself from this type of fraud the OPP suggests: