Fraud prevention information

Tumbler Ridge, Crime Prevention

2023-01-17 15:24 PST

Tumbler Ridge RCMP would like to remind the public of several different types of scams and how to protect themselves.

Here are some tips on how to avoid being scammed online:

By reporting a scam, you help prevent others from becoming victims. Keep all evidence, including cheques, receipts, text messages and phone bills. Keep track of the dates and times you communicate with the fraudster and ensure you take notes.

To report a scam, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at or call 1-888-495-8501. You may also require the assistance of your local police, credit card company, bank or provincial records office.

Remember: Government and businesses will not ask you to purchase gift cards for payment!

Common scam lines

Texting scams: You received a message stating You received a package, We cancelled your credit card, Transaction pending approval, Your subscription is being cancelled or any type of out of the blue text message. When in doubt, call your local police detachment.

Phone scams: Family member needing bail/lawyer money

Email scams: Winning the lottery, Inheritance, password resets, requests for login

Computer scams: Viruses that locks your computer

Please visit: Browse scams ( for more detailed information regarding scams.

Released by:

Cst. David Ribeiro
Media Relations Officer
Tumbler Ridge RCMP
Office: 250-242-5252
Fax: 250-242-3386


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