ATIKOKAN – NEWS – An investigation was started by members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) after they were contacted by the victim of a lottery fraud.
The victim reported that they were advised they had won a substantial amount of money but that they had to pay the taxes to get the money.
After the money had exchanged hands, the victim was asked for more money. The victim realized this was a scam and reported it to the OPP in Atikokan.
The OPP investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Aurora Detachment of the OPP.
As a result of this investigation, Shafqat KHAN (58) of Richmond Hill has been charged criminally with:
- Trafficking in stolen goods under $5000.00;
- Possession of property obtained by crime.
For more information on this type of scam, visit: the Anti-Fraud Centre