Beware of dishonest telemarketers

Fort Frances OPP would like to remind the public to be skeptical of telemarketers who are soliciting money on behalf of police.
The OPP does not actively solicit funds over the telephone nor raise money for charitable organizations.
It can be extremely difficult to determine the legitimacy of a telemarketer.
This is especially true when the caller is pressuring a person to make a decision on the spot or when affiliating themselves with a worthwhile organization such as law enforcement.
Don’t be afraid to take the time to research for yourself if the telemarketer is legitimate.
If in doubt, contact your local police service, or call Phone Busters at 1-888-495-8501 or visit
Don’t become the victim of a scam. Never give out your credit card information to unsolicited callers, nor provide money or information on personal finances.