The Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND) is warning the collecting community about fraudulent money orders sent to dealers in Canada.
According to a CAND alert sent to CCN on March 31, an individual in Los Angeles, Calif., has allegedly been contacting Canadian dealers via a letter and a money order.
“All of the orders have been for gold, or silver, coins or material. The purchaser’s name on these orders changes, but the address remains the same,” said CAND Secretary Dawn Bell.
The fraudulent money orders – typically for about $1,000 US (nearly $1,260 Cdn.) – are rejected once they’re deposited.
The example shared with CCN is for $950 US (about $1,195 Cdn.).
If anyone receives or has previously received one of these money orders, contact Bell at 1-506-333-7778.
CAND officials will also share a police file number once one is available.