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Phone Scam in Quesnel

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 10:41 AM

Quesnel, B.C. – Another week, another telephone scam.phonescam-210x315

This week its the Quesnel RCMP warning residents of phony telephone calls in which the caller identifies themselves as either a police officer or a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency.

In these cases, the caller is calling to collect fines from income taxes or a variety of other scam tactics.

The caller tells the victim to pay up immediately or they will be arrested. In some cases, ‘RCMP’ or ‘Canada Revenue Agency’ appears in the victim’s call display.

“Be aware: the RCMP does not contact individuals for the purpose of collecting fines or taxes and never asks the public to make a payment over the telephone,” warns Sgt. Darren Dodge.

“Anyone who receives a call from someone alleging to be a police officer collecting fines or taxes should hang up immediately and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.”

This alert comes less than a week after a woman told 250News of a scam she feared would catch locals off guard.

In that scam, she said the caller ID indicated the call was coming from “the Province of BC” and notes the caller warned potential victims their credit card was in jeopardy unless they hit a specific number on their keypad.


there is another one in PG where they claim to be from VISA and get really angry when you refuse to give them any information.

    When the credit card scammer calls, I set the phone down on the table without hanging up and go somewhere else for a few minutes. Let them waste their time.

Come and knock on my door to get the information….I’ll show em angry!

    They won’t be able to find you.. :)

      Good One!

This is the Pope calling, you haven’t been to Church lately !
Why is anyone talking to the Fraudsters ?

Wouldn’t you just love to come face to face with these POS?

Give’m the ole one, two lol. If I have time I lead them as long as I can. Then tell them not interested!!

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