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RCMP Phone scam is a wakeup call you don t want to fall for

Author: ITS

Posted on Dec 9, 2015

Category: General Interest , IT Security Alerts

Scammers are calling people early in the day, or late at night, pretending to be the RCM and trying to rcmptrick you into forking over money to pay a fine or taxes. To push a sense of urgency, the scammers will even threaten to arrest you within 24 hours if the fine or taxes are not paid. Although this scam has been floating around since 2014, there are still variations being used today. To learn more about this telephone scam, including what to do if you’ve received a threatening call like this, visit the RCMP’s page.