The public is being urged to be aware of an online con that has affected Saint Andrews and the surrounding areas by the RCMP of Saint Andrews.
The Saint Andrews RCMP looked into a number of complaints from residents who said they had been scammed out of money by buying and selling furniture online through social media buy-and-sell pages between March 27 and April 6, 2023. The female seller is offering to sell a variety of household furniture items with values ranging from $150 to $450. The seller gives victims the real addresses of uninvolved people and asks for advance payment for the items. The dealer quits answering all correspondence whenever cash has been gotten and the purchaser attempts to make plans for get.
The con artist has gone by the aliases “Paige Kenny” and “Kathleen Bird.” The Saint Andrews RCMP can be reached at 506-755-1130 if you have any information that could help with the investigation or if you have dealt with this seller in the past. By calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the safe P3 Mobile App, or using Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca, anonymous information can also be provided.
Any individual who feels that they have been a survivor of this sort of wrongdoing is urged to report it on the stage they are utilizing, and report it to their nearby police. If a victim suspects a fraudulent sale or transaction, they should also immediately notify their financial institution. Please visit the Canadian Center for Cyber Security and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center websites at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraud.ca or call 1-888-495-8501 for additional information on how to safeguard yourself online.