TIFF Scam

Police have issued a warning to event planners about a scam connected to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Police say a man posing as a producer from a production company has been soliciting event planning companies to organize an event around the time of the festival.

They say the man provides a fraudulent cheque to secure guest speakers – and the planners are then instructed to send the fee for the speakers to a talent agency in the United States that does not exist.

Three victims bilked out of a total of more than 162-thousand dollars have come forward so far but police are concerned there may be other victims.

The Canadian Press

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