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Fraud Alert: City not calling residents about survey

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August 11, 2014 - 11:39 AM

PENTICTON - The city is advising residents to be aware of fraudulent phone calls asking people to participate in a non existing “environmental survey.”

The city is not calling residents to partake in a survey at this time.

Reportedly the caller is being very persistent, phoning residents several times in a day saying they are calling from the City of Penticton. They caller asks the resident to take part in a survey, and say they “have to keep calling until the survey’s done.”

“Whenever the city initiates a telephone survey, citizens are provided the opportunity to consent to participate at the beginning; should they decline, the caller promptly ends communication,” according to a press release issued by the city. “The city would never make repeated calls or try to coerce survey participate.”

The city asks residents to be aware of fraud and persons pretending to represent companies or organizations in order to get personal information.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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