March 10, 2015 - 11:36 AM
KAMLOOPS - Two scams were reported recently in the Kamloops area and police are warning residents to be aware.
Fraudulent emails were received that appear to be from Revenue Canada, but they're not. As well, there are reports of people selling items online and receiving fraudulent cheques in return, according to a Kamloops RCMP media release.
Kamloops RCMP are asking the public to take measures to protect themselves.
Mounties say always initiate contact with an agency to confirm whether or not they actually sent a suspect email, using a published phone number from a verified source.
They recommend conducting transactions in person or, if selling on the internet, using a secure method of payment.
Every day in March the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre will highlight a particular scam on Facebook and Twitter to help citizens be aware of what to watch for.
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