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Police warn of new ‘line-trapping technology’ being used to scam people over the phone

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Police warn of new 'line-trapping technology' being used to scam people over the phone

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TORONTO — A new piece of sophisticated technology is being used by fraudsters to scam unsuspecting people over the phone.

Police said a woman in York Region received a call earlier this month and was told by the scammers she had been a victim of identity theft.

Police said the woman was directed to call police and confirm the information. The victim called authorities and believed she had spoken to an officer. […]

The technology used by the scammers reconnected her phone line to them instead of the authorities. […]

Police said to call on another line if you are suspicious of being hacked. […]

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