July 17, 2024

Police investigators are on the lookout for two individuals suspected of scamming an Oshawa resident out of their bank cards. On April 27, the pair deceitfully presented themselves as representatives from the bank and convinced the victim that his credit and debit cards were jeopardized and required replacement. They sessionally made a personal visit to the victim’s home to retrieve the bank cards.

A short while later, the perpetrators took advantage of the stolen cards to purchase gift cards from a Toronto-based store.

The police force has released the following information about the suspects they are searching for:

– One male suspect, labelled as Brown, black-haired and was spotted wearing a black vest sporting a red collar and a white emblem on the upper left chest. He had also donned black trousers and white sneakers.

– Another male suspect, referred to as Black. He was seen outfitted in a black hooded jumper, green trousers and white sneakers.

In case you have any relevant leads, reach out to Detective Constable Reeves of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5241. Alternatively, you can anonymously tip-off Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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### Frequently Asked Questions
#### How can I protect myself from credit card fraud?
Ensure you never share your banking details with anyone, including your personal identification number (PIN). Always be wary of unsolicited calls claiming to be from your bank.

#### What are signs of a potential credit card fraud?
Warning signs include unexpected requests for your banking cards or PIN, transactions that you do not recognize on your account or being asked to transfer money for ‘security’ reasons.

#### What should I do if I fall victim to this kind of scam?
Firstly, contact your bank to inform them of the scam and secure your accounts. Secondly, report the fraud to your local police department and provide them with as much information as possible.