Beware the Phone Scammers
Prince George, B.C. – A Prince George woman is raising the alarm following a phone scam she fears will catch others off guard.
When her phone rang , the woman ( who did not want her name to be used) said she looked at the caller id on her phone before answering “I saw the call was coming from ‘the Province of BC’ so, I answered it, only to have someone telling me my credit card was in jeopardy of being revoked unless I responded by punching this number or that on my phone keypad.” At that point she recognized this was a phone scam and hung up.
She says she worries others will fall for the same phony caller ID and respond by following the recorded message’s instructions.
She has already contacted the P.G. Seniors Centre to warn them about the scam, “They were most receptive”.
This is the latest in a number of phone scams making the circuit. Another popular one claims to be calling from Canada Revenue and threatens all manner of reprisals if the instructions aren’t followed. Residents are reminded that CRA would never make threatening calls, rather, they will contact you in writing. In this latest case, the Province of B.C. would not be calling anyone about a credit card balance.