Airdrie Rural RCMP has received numerous complaints of large-scale fraud operations from victims right across Canada.

So far, the investigation has revealed that the victims are purchasing farm equipment online for low prices, however, once funds are transferred, the buyer can no longer contact the original seller or the freight team hired for the shipping of the farming equipment.

The public is reminded to be cautious when purchasing anything online and complete proper background checks and research for all companies, even if they seem legitimate.
Anyone with information can contact the RCMP or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or use the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.