Arrest Made in Loyalty Points Scam

Posted On Thursday April 11, 2024

Region of Peel – Detectives from the Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a male in relation to an alleged customer loyalty point’s scam that occurred in the city of Mississauga.

In August of 2022, A local business contracted a company to provide customer service to new and existing customers. The accused, who was employed by the second company in August 2022, was able to reward customers with loyalty points. It was discovered that the accused fraudulently issued 40,915,976 loyalty points to family members and created a fake account. 

The fraudulently obtained points issued by the accused were used to purchase gift cards with a value of over $28,000.00. 

Following a lengthy investigation, on April 9, 2024, Tyrone Jacobson, a 23-year-old man from Mississauga, was arrested and charged with Fraud Over $5000. 

He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on May 13.

Peel Regional Police remind all employers to be vigilant when examining changes to reward programs and confirming the information provided by those in charge of issuing the rewards. Please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for more tips on how to protect your business. www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3335.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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N/R: 24-104
Inc: PR220359790

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