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RCMP issue fraud alert as scammers bring new tech to their cons

On Monday, April 11, Trail and Greater District RCMP received a warning from a local resident about the Trail Detachment phone number 250-364-2566 being displayed on call identification by fraudsters, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"The fraudster attempted to have the resident google or internet search the phone number to prove it was legitimate," Wicentowich said. "The fraudster spoke with a heavy foreign accent. Trail RCMP will not ask you to google its phone number or for financial information and payments.

"If you are unsure about who you are speaking to, hang up and call Trail Detachment at 250-364-2566 to verify you are speaking to a RCMP officer.