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Police report two separate internet scams over the weekend

Fraud involved puppies and NHL tickets
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INNISFIL - Police received two separate reports this weekend of Internet fraud involving purchases.

In one case, a victim paid several hundred dollars to someone posing online as a seller of French Bulldog puppies. The original asking price was much higher but the 'seller' gave the victim a reduced price. Unfortunately, the puppy never arrived.

In the second case, the victim responded to an online ad for Toronto Maple Leaf tickets. The victim and suspect settled on a price for four tickets.The victim agreed to e-transfer half the cost in return for two tickets. A second transaction was to follow with the remainder of the cash. The victim never received the tickets.

Online buy and sell sites make it easier than ever to make a few dollars or find a great deal, but regardless what your motivation is to use these sites, you always need to ensure your transactions are safe.

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, please report the incident to South Simcoe Police at 905-775-3311 or 705-436-2141.