Scammers posing as food delivery drivers are targeting Mississauga and Brampton residents

Published December 17, 2022 at 12:07 pm

Police are warning the public about an elaborate scam that has been targeting residents in Mississauga and Brampton.

Residents are being approached by someone posing as a food delivery driver or employee, and claiming that their food delivery will not accept cash as payment.

The victim is asked to use their debit card to make payment, resulting in their account being compromised.

The scammers are using vehicles disguised with common pizza chain logos on the roof (such as the Domino’s logo) to fool victims, according to Cst. Heather Cannon of Peel Regional Police.

Anyone who is approached by these scammers is advised not to pay.

“Decline, say no, tell them you don’t have any payment means, avoid confrontation, walk away,” said Cst. Cannon. “And report it to police.”

In general, residents are advised not to share any personal or financial details with people or groups that they aren’t familiar with.

That includes information such as your name, address, birth date, social insurance number, and credit card or banking information.

Scams can be reported to police by attending a Peel Regional Police Division/Community station to file a fraud report.

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