RCMP warn public about counterfeit money orders

Staff ~ The Telegram
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RCMP in Carmanville are investigating a complaint from a resident of the community who received counterfeit Canada Post money orders through the mail in December.
The resident had been selling an item over the Internet. A sale had been arranged for this item with a buyer in France for $500.
Several weeks later, the resident received a letter with instructions to follow pertaining to the transaction, along with three counterfeit Canada Post money orders in the amount of $800 each (total of $2,400 dollars).
The instructions requested the resident cash the money orders locally and then deduct $500 dollars for the transaction purchase. The resident was then requested to "electronically wire" the remaining amount of money to a bank account in Paris.
The money orders were very professional looking. The public is asked to be very wary when receiving payments in this manner.

Organizations: RCMP, Canada Post

Geographic location: Carmanville, France, Paris

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