News Thousands of scams, thousands of victims SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Friday, Mar. 22nd, 2019 Moose FM's Roz Russell, Constable Ford, Ormand Carnegie, and Branch 39 President Gary MacPherson. Very informative evening with OPP Community Services Officer, Marie Ford and Ormond Carnegie of the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre. Photo Moose 99.3FM CJJM Using family members to defraud seniors is fast becoming a common scam by fraudsters. That’s the word shared by Ormand Carnagie from Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Senior Supports to some 40 people who took in a seminar at the Espanola Legion last night. OPP Community Services Officer, Constable Marie Ford, says one local man was defrauded for over $10,000 as a result of someone faking they were his grandson. She recommends seniors give their children and grandchildren a safe word, so they know when they are talking to a ‘real’ family member. Carnagie adds if someone thinks they are being or have been scammed, call the centre and call police right away. For the link to the centre, go to: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or call 1-888-495-8501 for more information about scams and/or to report one.