The Cold Lake RCMP Detachment would like to make the public aware of the latest phone scam sweeping the area. Residents have been notifying the RCMP stating that scammers are calling them with a cloned number that appears to be the RCMP.
Complainants have received calls from what appears to be the phone number 780-594-3301. This number belongs to the RCMP Detachment, however it is NOT the RCMP calling.
The scammers will attempt to intimidate people into giving them money by threatening to send a member of the RCMP to their house.
The RCMP would like to remind the public that they do not act as collection agencies and do not call residents for debts owned to the CRA or other agencies.
If you receive a call similar to this do not give the caller money, credit card information or gift cards as payment.
For more information on how to protect yourself visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre; www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.