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Man poses as pizza supply driver, steals $1,500 from Regina lady, could have extra victims

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A girl in Regina who ordered pizza over the weekend was shocked to be taught her delivery driver made off with greater than a beneficiant tip.

A scammer, posing as a pizza supply man, stole one lady’s financial savings and will have extra victims.

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“It’s in all probability going to be pickups any longer for something that I do,” stated Tara Miller.

On Saturday, she had some associates over and ordered a pizza from Domino’s Pizza for supply.

She stated nothing appeared out of the strange when her order arrived.

“I shut the door and go about consuming with my associates, and after they go away [I] examine the checking account and see all the cash within the account was gone,” she stated.

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Miller stated $1,500 was stolen from her checking account, and the thief tried to deposit a faux cheque to get extra money.

Fortunately, Miller isn’t out any cask; Scotiabank has agreed to reimburse her for the loss, she stated.

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Regina police’s monetary crimes unit is investigating. In an e mail to International Information, spokesperson Christeen Shire wrote it seems fraud passed off.

“At this level, it seems that the ‘scammer’ doesn’t appear to be related to both the restaurant or a official supply service (akin to Skip The Dishes or DoorDash),” Shire wrote.

“As an alternative, the person someway obtained supply info from the enterprise after which posed as a supply particular person for the shopper.”

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One other incident in Saskatoon

The following day, an identical incident occurred to Patricia Cooke in Saskatoon when she ordered supply from Domino’s.

She stated the motive force had a card-reader with him, however when she tried to pay the machine stated it was declined.

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“He took out a card (and gave it to me),” she stated. “I noticed after a couple of minutes, thank goodness I noticed it wasn’t even our financial institution card.”

She stated she chased after the alleged thief, however he drove away earlier than she may catch as much as him.

Cooke stated she instantly locked her debit card, however somebody tried to withdraw $200 later that day and had been unable to.

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For Miller, she stated it’s arduous to belief debit machines anymore.

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“I’m scared to make use of it,” she stated. “I really get extreme anxiousness proper earlier than I’ve to make use of a debit machine now.”

Miller stated she needs eating places to be extra conscious of who’s selecting up meals, and examine the motive force’s ID.

In an e mail to International Information, Domino’s Pizza stated it’s working with native authorities on these incidents.

“We’ve elevated our observe of contacting clients earlier than a supply offering them with the identify of the supply professional which must be confirmed when the supply professional arrives,” wrote vp of selling Jeffrey Kacmarek.

“If an individual makes an attempt to ship a Domino’s order and isn’t carrying a Domino’s uniform, and doesn’t have a Domino’s scorching bag, clients ought to refuse the order and phone their native retailer instantly.”

Regina police recommended individuals examine their financial institution accounts periodically to search for any uncommon transactions or expenses, and if something appears out of the strange to contact police.

“Make sure the supply particular person at your door can present identification from the enterprise you could have ordered from,” police wrote in an e mail.

Police added individuals ought to pay attention to how their credit score or financial institution playing cards are being dealt with throughout transactions on the door.

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© 2021 International Information, a division of Corus Leisure Inc.

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