RCMP issue scam alert

One is the Canada Revenue Agency scam, telling you that you have more money coming to you

Scammers are hard at work.

The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment would like to warn residents that the area is being hit hard by scammers.

“Over the past week, our office has received more than 30 calls from concerned residents concerning two different scams,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

One is the Canada Revenue Agency scam, telling you that you have more money coming to you and asking for your banking details.

Canada Revenue Agency does not do this over the phone.

Go to www.cra.gc.ca/security. Anyone who receives a suspicious communication should immediately report it to info@antifraudcentre.ca or to the institution that the communication appears to be from.

The second is the B.C. Hydro scam where you receive a call saying your power will be cut off in 45 minutes if you do not send money.

For more information, go to www.bchydro.com/news/press_centre/news_releases/2014/telephone-scam-warning.html

“The police are reminding residents of the North Okanagan to please be careful and do not just respond to these scams or any other that will be sure to follow shortly,” said Molendyk.

 

Vernon Morning Star