Police warn of yet another scam making the rounds in the region

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
November 29th, 2013

Castlegar RCMP are warning of yet another scam making the local rounds – the twist being that these scammers show up as dialing from local numbers on call display units.

Police Const. Josh Baron said police have received numerous complaints about calls wherein the person who answers the phone is advised they have won 26,000 air miles.


“When the (respondent) presses 1 to collect their air miles, the person is put through to a male who then asks for the person’s credit card number,” Baron said. “People should also be aware in this scam that, if they have call display, a local number will appear. The people involved in the scam have to ability to disguise their long distance number with that of a local number.”


He said Castlegar RCMP would like to remind people to be mindful about releasing their information over the phone, and refrain from doing so.


Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Castlegar Detachment or CRIMESTOPPERS (1-800-222-TIPS)

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