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On October 5 a Saugeen Shores resident reported that they were defrauded out of a large amount of money. In an October 11 Saugeen Shores Police media release, the victim was having problems with an iPhone and contacted a fraudulent company that purported to be Apple support. The fake company kept the victim on the phone for two hours as they went to various businesses to purchase iTunes cards to pay for services.

The victim found the fraudulent company on the internet. The company had a very convincing website and Saugeen Shores Police are reminding people to be vigilant with online purchases and technical support. Please verify the validity of the persons or websites you visit before paying for services.

On October 8 at 4:30pm officers on patrol located a stolen Volkswagen Jetta behind an address in Port Elgin. The vehicle was stolen from Quebec and had licence plates from Nova Scotia attached to it.

A check of video surveillance showed the suspects in a Nissan Rogue that had been reported stolen from the Walmart parking lot on September 29. The two could be seen unloading items from the Jetta and putting them into the Rogue. The operators of the Rogue are suspected of gas drive-offs reported to the Saugeen Shores and Toronto Police Services.

The Jetta was towed to the station for a forensic examination.

If you have any information about this occurrence or any other occurrence please call the Saugeen Shores Police at 519-832-9200 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Editor's Note: concerning the stolen vehicles, the original publication of this story stated that items were loaded from the Rogue into the Jetta when in fact the opposite was true. The information has been corrected above.