Fraud attempted through water filtration sales in Brant

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The County of Brant would like to caution citizens of a scam occurring in the community.

A report was made by citizens that people arrived at their residence, identified themselves as county employees, provided a County of Brant flushing notice and attempted to gain access to their residence. They were selling water filtration systems.

Fortunately, the citizens contacted OPP and the individuals were removed.

“If an employee from the County of Brant requires access to a residence, there are key things to look for,” said Rob Walton, General Manager of Operations at the County of Brant. “Firstly, most of the time, we will call to book an appointment with you.  Staff will arrive in a county-marked vehicle and provide a County of Brant identification badge.  If you are unsure, please call the county office at 519-449-2451.”

If you think you may be a victim of a fraud or scam, contact the County of Brant Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122.

Also, take steps to reduce your risk of losing money, protect your personal information and avoid being scammed.  For more information visit: www.ontario.ca/page/report-scam-or-fraud.

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