Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a fraudulent contractor transaction and are urging residents to be vigilant and asking for other potential victims to come forward.
On October 23, 2022, a resident on Craftsman Road in the Town of Caledon reported a fraud to Caledon OPP. A $12,000 deposit was paid to a contractor to complete an interlocking job. After delaying the project for nearly two years, the contractor is no longer returning phone calls. The work was never completed. Investigators have information to believe that there may be additional victims locally and in other jurisdictions.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have additional information or have been victimized yourself, please contact Caledon OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.
Learn more about common scams in Canada and tips and tricks for protecting yourself:
• Little Black Book of Scams: https://competitionbureau.gc.
• Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: Browse scams (antifraudcentre-
Anyone who suspects they have been the victim of cybercrime or fraud should report it to their local police and to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s online reporting system or by phone at 1-888-495-8501. If not a victim but an attempt was made, report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre anyway.
The OPP is working to increase public awareness of fraud-related crimes. The OPP Provincial Auxiliary Program is proudly supporting the work of OPP detachments across Ontario by delivering fraud education to the communities they serve. To request a presentation, contact [email protected]