Police warn of new scam

RCMP warned the public of fraudulent telephone calls in which the caller identifies themselves as an RCMP officer.

  • Apr. 11, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Local RCMP are warning of yet another scam in the area.

In a press release this week, RCMP warned the public of fraudulent telephone calls in which the caller identifies themselves as an RCMP officer calling to collect fines or income taxes or a variety of other scam tactics.

“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,” said Gordon Sims, Crime Prevention Officer at the RCMP’s Trail & Greater District Detachment.