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Police issue warning: new “line-trapping” scam

Police agencies across Ontario are warning citizens of a new phone scam which involves suspects using “line-trapping” technology to tap into victim’s phone lines in order to steal personal information.

Stop, look, and think. Don’t be fooled by the scammers.


New line-trapping technology to remain connected to phone line even after person “hangs up” to call the police. The technology used by the scammers reconnect phone line to them instead of the authorities

Evidence has suggested that the line-trapping technology being utilized has a time limit of several minutes. If you receive a suspicious call asking you to confirm any personal information, police are recommending doing so on a delayed time line.

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