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Burnaby Mounties say scammers are posing as RCMP officers

Last Updated Dec 17, 2019 at 9:24 pm PDT

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Some people in Burnaby are getting calls from someone impersonating RCMP, asking for cash and e-transfers

Burnaby Mounties are warning you to be on guard, as the fraudster is spoofing their Community Police Office

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – If you’re getting calls from the Burnaby RCMP asking for personal information, it’s most likely a scam.

Mounties are warning you of reports that involve a fraudster who is spoofing their Community Police Office.

If you receive a call, you’re being told to hang up if you are at all suspicious of the caller, who may try asking for personal information, cash or money transfers.

Residents can also call the RCMP Main Detachment at 604-646-9999 to confirm if the call was in fact from a real officer.

You can also report the call by contacting Canadian Anti-Fraud by dialing 1-888-495-8501.