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Scam costs Coast woman $2,000

Scam costs Coast woman $2,000

On Dec. 6, a Coast resident reported falling for a phone scam after receiving a call early in the morning from someone purporting to be a police officer. The scammer told the resident that unless she paid off $2,000 in Google Play cards, her bank account would be frozen. The resident did as instructed; she purchased the gift cards and gave the scammer the access codes. The scammer told her she’d need to pay another $1,000. The resident then realized she was being scammed. Unfortunately, as the access codes had already been given out, the resident is not going to be able to recover her
costs. 

This type of scam is extremely common. To learn more about this and other popular scams and how to recognize them, please visit sites such as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or the Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org. Please share this information with your friends
and family.

Submitted by RCMP

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