Feb 28, 2022
By Christine Ross
Police are warning of fake Service Ontario text messages offering refunds for licence plate stickers.
The scam comes less than a week after the government’s announcement to scrap the stickers.
The texts claim to be sent by Service Ontario and come with a link that supposedly gives someone a refund for the soon-to-be defunct licence plate stickers.
Police warn people not to open or click on any links in the message.
Service Ontario will not be contacting residents with links for a refund. Instead, Ontarians will receive their refunds by cheque through the mail in late March through April.
If you received the scam, you’re asked to report it to police or call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
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