A job ad posted by a Kijiji user known as “Mr. Rollins” involved a Brantford resident in a money fraud scheme.
Earlier this year, the victim believed she was responding to a want ad for a personal assistant to the so-called Mr. Rollins, an apparent artist who also sold paint.
“Rollins” sent the victim a cheque via UPS with instructions to cash it, keep her weekly salary and send the rest of the money to an American client via Western Union.
The victim did so, but was notified that the cheque she had cashed was fraudulent. She then called Western Union and cancelled the transaction before the supposed “client” picked up the funds.
Residents who believe they have been victimized by fraud should call Brantford police at 519-756-7050. To learn more about fraud prevention, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.