Chilliwack RCMP are warning individuals in regards to the risks of web and telephone scams after two current studies got here in to them.
One of many extra “sinister” scams was a requirement for Bitcoin fee from a home-owner to stop a bomb from detonating, mentioned Cpl. Mike Rail spokesperson for the Higher Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.
The opposite one was a request of non-public info for banking accounts.
“On both occasions a potential victim did the right thing not responding and reported the unusual correspondence to police,” Rail mentioned.
RCMP are once more reminding of us to take warning when receiving suspicious emails and telephone calls.
Thieves give you many various phone and web swindles, nonetheless, normally there are widespread threads to a pitch. A rip-off begins with a ‘hook,’ often within the type of an surprising e mail containing a request or demand for private info or foreign money.
For extra tips about the best way to shield your self from fraud, go to bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca. There’s info on the location about COVID-19 scams, ‘gifting’ pyramids, police impersonators and extra.
“Protect yourself from fraud. Never provide personal banking information by phone, computer, or mail to solicitors,” Rail mentioned.
RCMP remind everybody who witnesses something they imagine to be suspicious in nature to name police at 604-792-4611 or name Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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