Latest phone scammer claims to be with RCMP

Don't give any money to anyone claiming to be phoning to raise money for bullied/suicidal young people.

  • Wed Oct 17th, 2012 8:00am
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BEWARE OF the latest telemarketing scam in which a person attempts to steal your money by claiming to be associated with the RCMP.

The caller is very persistent and claims to be collecting money for kids who are bullied and/or suicidal and to be associated with the RCMP, reported Terrace RCMP today.

The number that shows up on call display goes to an answering machine saying that the number belongs to the Canadian Professional Police Association, said police.

The RCMP never take part in any type of phone solicitation for funds, said Const. Angela Rabut, media relations officer for Terrace RCMP.

If you have information about this crime, contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).