Be careful who you talk to on the phone.
Operations Sargeant for the Quesnel RCMP Darren Dodge explains the latest phone scam residents have been receiving.
“The RCMP have received several calls from concerned residents who are receiving telephone calls, people are either identifying themselves as RCMP officers or representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency and they’re calling to collect fines. They’re telling people they own fines and they need to pay them or they might be arrested”.
Dodge says 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.
Anyone who receives a call from someone alleging to be a police officer collecting fines or taxes should hang up immediately and contact the Anti-Fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501