100 Mile RCMP Say Possible Furnace Scam In Area
100 Mile RCMP report that they have received several calls regarding suspicious salespeople in the 100 Mile House and surrounding areas.
“Reports of two suspects, a male and female, are attending homes and offering to install a high-efficiency furnace,” Cpl. Jason Nash said.
“While no service has been exchanged, some victims have provided confidential banking information with the expectation of service being delivered at a later date. During some encounters, inaccurate information regarding furnaces and water softeners is being provided.”
Nash said RCMP are advising the public to exercise diligence and be cautious when it comes to door to door salespeople.
“If you believe the sales tactic is questionable do not let them in your home, do not provide personal information, and do not provide financial information,” he said.
Similar calls were reported in Williams Lake earlier this week.
Police say if you believe you have been victimized by this or any other scam to contact the Canadian anti-fraud center at 1-888-495-8501. You can also report an incident via the Canadian Anti-Fraud website.