RCMP warns public about​ phone scams requesting a SIN​

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RCMP warns public about​ phone scams requesting a SIN​

The Nova Scotia RCMP​ is warning the public about a number of phone scams being reported throughout the province.

The phone calls involve someone calling from​ 1-800 numbers, local numbers and the RCMP toll-free number (1-800-803-7267) and saying that there are issues with the individual’s​ Social Insurance Number (SIN). The caller then says the person will be arrested​ if their personal information is not provided. The callers of these scams say they are calling from a specific federal agency​ and request the individual’s​ name, date of birth and SIN.

Police are advising anyone who receives a call asking for their Social Insurance Number, or any personal or financial information, to request a name and a call-back number​ and verify the institution requesting the information.

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​ 1-888-495-8501For more information about common fraud scams and how to protect yourself, visit​ he Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

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