**** RCMP Media Release
On February 12, Halifax District RCMP received complaints about two different phone scams in Sheet Harbour. Neither scam was successful, but police are sharing this information to help prevent others from being victimized.
One call threatened arrest and legal action if the person receiving the call did not provide their SIN. The person receiving the call was instructed to press “1” if they did not want to be arrested.
The other call suggested the person receiving the call had won money and need to send money to Montreal in order to claim their prize.
Members of the public are encouraged to contact their nearest detachment to report potential fraud by calling 800-803-RCMP (7267). Fraud can also be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 888-495-8501, or http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm