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St Marys Resident Out $70,000 After Falling for Scam

Stratford police are investigating after a St Marys resident lost over $70,000 to a scam.

Police say they were contacted on Wednesday from a family member of the victim.

Officers learned the victim had received a phone call on January 27th informing them they had been selected for a prize of $5,000,000 and a new Mercedes.

The victim then sent funds via e-transfer to various individuals to “cover the taxes.”

The victim had sent over 25 e-transfers.

Police are urging residents to be aware of scams if something sounds too good to be true, it likely is.

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