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RCMP warn of rise in hay fraud in Saskatchewan


August 10, 2021
By Canadian Press

Aug. 10, 2021 – Livestock producers in Saskatchewan facing hot, dry conditions this growing season and a feed shortage have another problem to contend with—hay fraud.

Hay purchasing fraud is on the rise this year, and the RCMP is warning producers to be vigilant.

The RCMP says it is aware of several producers in the province who have been affected by the scam.

In the scam, fraudsters place ads for hay on social media and online buy/sell platforms and insist on immediate payment before the buyer can see the hay.

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Some of the producers who have sent money then learned the seller had no hay to begin with.

The RCMP is asking anyone who has been the victim of this type of scam to get in touch with their local RCMP or police detachment.


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