Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate reports of fraud involving lumber purchases using online buy and sell websites.
Between October and December 2021, the suspects obtained lumber and building materials using fraudulently obtained credit accounts. In one case, the suspect impersonated a lumber store manager and sold the lumber for cash using Kijiji.
The suspects are unknown at this time. The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone who may have similarly purchased lumber and building materials during this time is encouraged to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s General Investigations Unit – Commercial Fraud at 519-570-9777 extension 6365 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.
Waterloo Regional Police are reminding the public to be suspicious of cash deals with steep discounts and only to purchase building materials from legitimate sellers, including retail stores.
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