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Temiskaming OPP recovers large sum of currency

Temiskaming OPP Crime Unit returned nearly a million dollars to two local corporations after a lengthy fraud investigation.

OPP Constable Chris Hawkins says on February 23rd, their OPP crime unit started a fraud investigation after receiving complaints from two local corporations who fell victim to spear phishing scams.

Upon further investigation, multiple warrants were executed and as a result, he adds over $950,000 was returned.

He emphasizes businesses to keep an eye out for warning signs of a spear phishing scam like strange emails or links that are odd or of unusual urgency.

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He adds limit the information you share publicly on social media profiles and keep security systems updated.

Further helpful information can be obtained at the Ontario –

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