Beware of ‘overpayment’ scam

Terrace RCMP are warning the public about the latest scam

  • Sep. 18, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The latest scam that is circulating in Terrace is the ‘Overpayment’ scam, reported Terrace RCMP today, Sept. 18.

“The best defence against scams is to know what they look like and how to protect yourself from being a victim,” said Const. Angela Rabut, community policing and media relations officer.

There are many variations of this scam, but the one being seen in Terrace looks like this:

A customer will overpay for an item on a credit card then ask for the difference in cash back, claiming there was a mistake, said police, adding that the overpayment could be a large tip.

In these cases, the scammer is getting product plus cash from a stolen credit card.

For more information on scams, go to http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.

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).

If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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