Skip to main content Skip to footer

Police issue warning to public regarding two factor authentication scams

Release Date: April 27, 2023


The Kingston Police Fraud Unit has received several reports of fraudsters calling and saying they’re from the victim’s bank. The victim’s name and bank have already been compromised, likely through a phishing attack. The victim is told they will receive a two-step authentication code, and to provide it over the phone to protect their account. When the victim provides the number, the suspects access their account and wire the money overseas.


If you receive a phone call from your bank do not provide any information. Hang up and call them back using the phone number on the back of your card.


Do not click on links you receive by email or text messages. Do not ever provide a two-step authentication code to anyone else.


If you have been the victim of a fraud, report it to the Kingston Police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Contact Us

Kingston Police
705 Division Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7K 4C2

Telephone: 613-549-4660
TTY (hearing impaired): 613-549-8792
Administration Fax: 613-549-3111
Operations Fax: 613-549-7111

This website uses cookies to enhance usability and provide you with a more personal experience. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.