Police warn of fake air quality testing scam

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Kelowna – A door-to-door scam involving a fake survey of air quality has police issuing a warning to residents.

According to a release from Kelowna RCMP, they received a complaint from a resident who was visited by two men saying they were from a Saskatchewan company called Northern Air Solutions.

The men told the resident he would be entered to win a prize if he agreed to provide personal information and allow a free home air quality assessment.

The scammers asked for details including name, age, phone numbers and addresses.

RCMP found the two men near Wintergreen Drive and after they were unable to provide business cards, photo identification or details of their company, told them to leave the area.

Residents are warned not to give out personal information to anyone you don’t know and to always ask for proper identification and a business licence. Residents are also encouraged to call police with the licence plate and other relevant details if they believe they are being targeted by a scam.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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