Bonnyville RCMP are reminding residents again to never give out personal details over the phone after a scam in the past week.
Police said they received a complaint of a local woman last Tuesday who received a call from someone claiming they were Walmart Mastercard and that her account was compromised.
RCMP said the suspect caller’s phone number was 1-606-653-2624 and gave the employee name of John #jn1997.
The complaint then provided personal details to the caller that could compromise her identity.
But after feeling uncomfortable about the call, the victim contacted the number on the back of her credit card and was told that the company had no record of issues with her card, or of the call from the suspect.
“Scams like this are very difficult to investigate and are referred to the anti-fraud division,” said Bonnyville RCMP Sgt. Hillier.
“It is a stark reminder to never give out personal details over the phone.”
Bonnyville RCMP are reminding residents to not give out personal information over the phone and do not purchase Google Play cards, prepaid VISAs, etc, to pay off a fraudster.
“Hang up the phone and call the police to report the phone number and the details of the scam.”