Beware of Google play gift card scams

Terrace

2024-05-29 10:40 HAP

Dossier nº 2024-4071

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.

On May 21, 2024, the Terrace RCMP responded to a report of a scam where the victims paid nearly $2000 worth in Google Play and Apple gift cards. The scammer in this instance initially posed as a UPS employee stating that there was a package to be delivered, $36,000 in value, which required a $1000 deposit.

The scammer later posed as a BC Corrections officer and eventually as an RCMP officer to further intimidate and convince the victims. All communications took place between the scammer and the victim through a text messaging platform.

RCMP would like to remind the public of the following things to avoid being scammed:

Here’s what you can do if you believe you may be the victim of a scam:

 For more information on scams and frauds click here.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Kelly Cates
Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Terrace
Bureau : 250-638-7400

Courriel : kelly.cates@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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