Castlegarians: Beware of Air Miles Scam

Police put out alert on latest bogus plan laid on locals

  • Nov. 29, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Castlegar RCMP has issued a press release in regard to yet another telephone scam

Police report that they have received numerous complaints about a scam attempting to defraud people and obtain their credit card numbers.

According to Cst. Josh Baron of the Castlegar detachment, the scam works like this: “People are called and advised that they have won 26,000 air miles. When the caller presses 1 to collect their air miles, the person is put through to a male who then asks for the persons credit card number.”

Cst. Baron advises people to be aware should 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.”

As always, be mindful about releasing any information over the phone.

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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