A woman from Sherbrooke was a victim of fraudsters who use international money transfer outlets in their ploy.
The victim responded to a private loan ad on a classifieds site.
“The victim has sent various amounts of money to open his file. Both amounts were sent to Benin and another transfer money to Candiac on the South Shore of Montreal, “said the spokesman of the Police Service of Sherbrooke, Martin Carrier.
A couple were picked up by the counter of surveillance cameras Candiac Western Union to remove the fraudulently obtained money amount.
“The suspects left in a black truck. We would meet in order to shed light on this matter, “the spokesman for the SPS.
The SPS is a warning to the public about this type of scam.
“Many people make the phishing email or by Facebook asking to send money abroad. We must remain vigilant, “says Martin Carrier of the SPS.
Any information relating to this type of fraud can be reported to the SPS Investigations Division at 819-821-5544.