Fraud Criminals Claiming to be Bank Employees working with RCMP

Prince George

2017-05-16 13:14 PDT

File # 2017-14331

Police are warning the public about a scam targeting area residents.

On Friday May 12th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a fraud from a Prince George resident.

The victim received a phone call from a scammer claiming to work for a major Canadian bank. The man requested the victim assist the bank and the RCMP with a fraud investigation involving transfers through the bank and wire transfer companies. The victim was asked to make money transfers to help catch the fraudsters. The victim has been defrauded of thousands of dollars.

Investigators would like to remind the public that the RCMP would NEVER use the public to assist with an investigation of this nature. Although financial institutions do have security personnel that investigate frauds, they would NEVER request a client to assist, especially by transferring their own money.

If you receive a call asking for money, please:

If you are a victim, please immediately report the fraud to your local RCMP or police department of jurisdiction. If you are NOT victimized, please contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca

For more information on common frauds in Canada, go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website or click here.

If you have any information about fraud offences in Prince George, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.
 

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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