Belleville, On – on 15 March 2018 at approximately 9:45 a.m. police received information about an immigration fraud where the fraudster’s were reported to have contacted the victim via telephone call and phone number associated to the call was 613-966-0882. This is the administration telephone number for Belleville Police Service. The victim was ordered to transfer $500.00 immediately by gift cards in order to avoid deportation.
Belleville Police are reminding the public to be aware of telephone frauds where it is suggested that you send money immediately via gift card purchases. Fraudsters often re-route telephone numbers in order to convince victims of their authenticity by displaying a local number. In this case, the fraudsters used the administration number for Belleville Police as a ruse.