The Lloydminster RCMP are warning residents to check out an investment before providing any money.
The statement comes after concerns were made by some residents about medical business fraud. Constable Grant Kirzinger says that people have often have good intentions when investing in medical businesses, and that’s how a possible scammer could end up getting money from them.
“A lot of times people want to be involved and invest in the community which they live. There’s multiple angles where they can try to pull at someone’s heart strings or pocket books to get funds from that.”
Kirzinger says that there are steps to take before investing in any business, especially if the outcomes seem to good to be true.
“If you are approached by someone who is looking for an investment into a medical or business venture, it’s always really good to seek legal advice and then to do research on your own to see if the product or service they’re offering is something that is viable.”
Anyone who believes they have information or may have been the victim of business fraud is urged to contact the RCMP or the Canadian Anti-Fraud centre.