DRYDEN – A 78-year-old Dryden citizen was almost a victim of a fraudulent lottery scam. On October 19, 2018, the victim received a call that they won a lottery and was told to proceed to the bank to forward a $1000 in order to collect their winnings. Once at the bank, bank officials recognized that this was a fraud, informing the victim and stopping the transfer.
The Dryden Police Service want to remind citizens that fraudsters like this prey upon our senior population. Please report these types of phone calls to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and/or the police whenever a lottery is asking you to forward money to them.
On October 20, 2018, at approximately 2:00 am, a Second Street resident reported two males dressed in all black trying to break into his car. The victim chased the males away prior to police arrival. The suspects have not been identified.