Telephone scams making the rounds in Williams Lake

By Greg Fry
August 9, 2018 - 2:27pm

WILLIAMS LAKE — Beware of telephone scammers in Williams Lake.

Police are reminding people that the RCMP, the Canada Revenue Agency and the banks will not call and request any personal information regarding social insurance numbers, money and/or banking information.

"If this happens to you, do not send them money or give away your personal information," says Williams Lake RCMP Inspector Jeff Pelley. "Today's sophisticated criminals are able to make the incoming phone number appear to be local."

He also urges people to relay this information to their elderly parents and other family members.

If you have any information about someone involved in phone scams, you're encouraged to call police or Crime Stoppers.


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