Swan River RCMP Warn of Telephone Scam

Swan River RCMP Report |

The Swan River RCMP is receiving numerous phone calls from the public relating directly to the below noted scam.

Unfortunately, many of our callers believe the scam to be true. It is not. It is a scam and a fraud.

The report had first gone out via the National RCMP website under ‘Scams & Frauds’
website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/telephone-eng.htm

Telephone Scam
The RCMP is warning of fraudulent telephone calls in which the caller identifies themselves as an RCMP officer calling to collect fines or income taxes or a variety of other scam tactics. The callers inform the victims must pay immediately or will be arrested within 24 hours. In most cases, the number for RCMP National Headquarters General Inquiries line – 613-993-7267 appears on the victim’s call display.

Be aware: the RCMP does not contact individuals for the purpose of collecting fines or taxes and NEVER asks the public to make a payment over the telephone.
Anyone who receives a call from someone alleging to be a police officer collecting fines or taxes should hang up immediately and contact their local police, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (Toll free 1-888-495-8501).