Tumbler Ridge RCMP warn about common scams
TUMBLER RIDGE, BC -- Tumbler Ridge RCMP are warning the public about a wide range of scams.
Mounties are asking people to beware of anyone asking for money or personal information. Scammers may ask you to purchase gift cars or bitcoin. They might also send you a cheque, ask you to deposit it right away, and ask you to send back any overpayment amount.
RCMP are highlighting a variety of common scams they want people to be aware of. These include texting scams, which might say your credit card or subscription service has been cancelled. Phone scams are also common, in which a scammer might claim the victim’s family member is in legal trouble and needs money for bail or a lawyer. Common email scams include promises of lottery winnings or inheritance, or fraudulent requests for account logins or password resets.
Tumbler Ridge police ask the public to report all scams or attempted scams, in order to prevent others from becoming victims. They also ask that you keep all evidence, including cheques, receipts, and text messages.
You can also report a scam by contacting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at antifraudcentre.ca, or at 1-888-495-8501.