RCMP warn public about phone scam

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Windsor District RCMP warn public about phone scam

Windsor District RCMP is warning the public about phone scams being reported that involve a caller pretending to be a police officer. The caller ID also shows a number associated with the Windsor RCMP Detachment – 902-798-2207.

Police have recently received complaints from residents that the caller also states that they have a warrant for their arrest or that there is a problem with their Social Insurance Number (SIN). These scam phone calls can be very convincing and may seem legit as they appear to come from the RCMP.

The RCMP does not advise individuals of warrants for their arrest by phone. Recipients of these calls are asked to hang up, and not continue with the calls. Anyone who suspects they have been targeted in a phone scam is encouraged to contact their local police, and also the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at​ 1-888-495-8501​ or online at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.

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