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31 March 2011Warning - this news article expired on 2011-04-30. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Fraud Alert
Belleville, Ontario - On 30 March, 2011, a local business reported to police that they had been contacted (via email) requesting a quote for service. Further to the quote the fraudster requested a favour in relaying monies obtained from a credit card charge. This charge would cover the payment for service and then the extra would be forward on and the credit card number would be provided in an email.

Belleville Police Service would like to remind the public to be mindful of requests of this nature and to only accept credit card payments according to the agreed to terms and conditions of the credit card companies.

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