Fraud prevention information

Tumbler Ridge,
Prévention du crime

2023-01-17 15:24 HNP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

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 www.antifraudcentre.ca 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 (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca) for more detailed information regarding scams.
 

Diffusé par :

Gend. David Ribeiro
Agent des relations avec les médias
GRC de Tumbler Ridge
Bureau : 250-242-5252
Télécopieur : 250-242-3386

Courriel : david.ribeiro@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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