Dawson Creek police warning public about recent string of cheque fraud involving private vehicle sales
The Dawson Creek RCMP are investigating several reports of cheque fraud in recent weeks.
Police say that suspects will approach people who are selling their vehicles through private sales listed online, and purchase the vehicle using a cheque.
According to investigators, the cheques being used were stolen from a local business with a Dawson Creek address. All stolen cheques used have bounced, leaving the victim without their vehicle and payment.
Several stolen cheques and stubs have been recovered throughout multiple police investigations, however stolen cheques are still outstanding.
Mounties are reminding the public to only accept cheques from those you know and trust.
To find out more information on frauds, how to report and keep yourself safe, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
If you have any information on this you are asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at (250)-784-3700.