Woodstock Police Force charges Winnipeg man with fraud

by | Jan 12, 2024

Arrest comes after investigation of scheme targetting Woodstock-area business owner

After a lengthy investigation, the Woodstock Police Force has successfully identified a 19-year-old Winnipeg resident in connection with a fraudulent scheme targeting a local business owner.

WPF Deputy Chief Mark Bennett, in a press release on Jan. 12, said the investigation, initiated by the Woodstock Police Force Street Crime Unit, revealed that the suspect gained unauthorized access to the business owner’s email account and, once access was gained, began redirecting funds into their personal bank account.

The individual in question resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is now facing an anticipated charge of fraud under $5,000.

Police would like to offer these seven tips that will help make digital life more secure:

• Never reveal your passwords to others.

• Use different passwords for different accounts.

• Use multi-factor authentication (MFA).

• Length trumps complexity.

• Make passwords that are hard to guess but easy to remember.

• Complexity still counts.

• Use a password manager.

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