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Police issue warning about magazine fraud in Ottawa area

Police are warning the public about a magazine fraud in the Ottawa area.

Smiths Falls Police say someone called them Monday saying they'd been solicited by phone to advertise in a "Police News" magazine.

The complainant signed up for a full page advertisement and was promised a number of copies to hand out to customers.

The complainant only got one copy with a very small ad.

The magazine claims to be linked to Ottawa Police, but the Service says it has no affiliation with it and warned the public about the fraud last October.

Citizens and businesses are being asked to take care and research anything before signing up for phone and/or door-to-door solicitation of products and services.

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