Total calls for service – Belleville Police responded to 64 calls for service over a 24-hour period beginning at 5:00 am on April 4, 2023 to 5:00 am on
On the 4th of April 2023, police received two separate complaints regarding fraudulent incidents. In the first incident, the victim had applied for a job online. As part of the hiring process, the victim was requested to deposit cheques into their bank account and purchase Apple Gift cards. In return, the victims were told they could keep a portion of the funds. The second incident was reported to police after the fact, however also involved the victim depositing a cheque into their account and then purchasing Apple gift cards.
The first victim was defrauded $1200 while the second victim was out $500. The Belleville Police Service would like to remind everyone to be vigilant in these circumstances and that when contacted via e-mail or over the phone there is a possibility it may be fraudulent and are encouraged to investigate further.
An excellent resource on current scams can be located on-line by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. There is a list and description of various types of frauds currently circulating in the community. The following is a link to the site: