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Toronto woman caught up in scam waits on hold with bank as she watches funds disappear from her account [Video]

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TORONTO –Profits of unscrupulous thieves who are running a fake taxi scam are adding up to huge amounts, say more victims who are coming forward to CTV News Toronto.

And common elements, including a similar description of the people involved, a similar car, and even almost identical receipts for the fake company “Toronto Taxi” seems to indicate that a small number of people are profiting off losses as high as $5,000 per victim, interviews show.

“I have been in touch with 13 people so far,” said Louise Peral, who has been active on social media since she was taken for $1,000 at a parking lot at a Golden Mile.

Peral kept her receipt, which says “Toronto Taxi”, and finishes with “Download our app. Have a great day.” 

Community organizer Aminah Sheikh kept an almost identical receipt after her act of kindness in a mall parking lot at Eglinton and …

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