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Publisher's Clearing House scam making the rounds in Salmon Arm

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October 19, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Residents of Salmon Arm may be receiving another scam call from someone saying they're from the Publisher's Clearing House.

The caller tells their prospective victims they have won a car and a sizable amount of money from Publisher's Clearing House.

All they have to do is pay a sum of money, in the latest case $500, to receive the car and the cash to cover delivery costs, according to an RCMP press release sent out by Staff Sgt. Scott West.

"Remember there are no prize (fees) or taxes in Canada ...if you won it is free," RCMP said.

The fraudster asks that money be paid to an account number complete with transit number. But RCMP warns that you should not initiate a transfer of funds. It is a scam.

The fraudster may also thank the so-called winner for some bill payments to accounts that they may hold, it is unknown at this time how the fraudster may have some of this information in this case.

One of the tips they offered is to be wary of unsolicited calls.

"Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it is," RCMP said.

"Do, not give out any personal informing to these callers. No address, Social Insurance Number, birth date, credit or banking information. Don't even confirm this information."

They also recommend doing some research yourself, look online, and call the company who is supposedly giving out this windfall and call them to confirm.


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