The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP phone number is being used for a scam to get money.
FORT SASKATCHEWAN & AREA — Police are warning the public about a phone scam that has been going around.
According to the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP, a man with an East Indian accent impersonates a police officer and goes on to state that there’s a warrant out for the person on the other line’s arrest. He is very verbally aggressive with his message, and goes on to order ransom money.
Victims of this scam have stated that the caller uses the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP detachment’s phone number.
The police will never execute a warrant over the phone, and do not take money over the phone for outstanding warrants, or any other matter related to police.
If you have any information regards to this criminal activity, you are being asked to contact the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP at 780.992.6100. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477, or via online at www.tipsubmit.ca.
This is an ongoing issue:
This is not the first time that people in the Alberta area have impersonated an officer over the phone in an attempt to try and garner monies off of innocent victims.
Back in August of this year we wrote a story about a scam getting people to supposedly donate money to the police as an effort to try and stop internet bullying.
We especially feel it necessary that this message be spread about to the elderly and the younger populous, as they are the most prone to being pressured into doing something of this nature.
Feel free to read that article here.
Never transfer money to police over the phone.
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.