NEW PHONE SCAM MAKING THE ROUNDS IN ARNPRIOR
11/6/2018 2:52:23 PM
Now that the RCMP are combining with police services in India to put the pinch on fraudsters plying the CRA scam, there's a new one making the rounds.
An Arnprior woman recently received a call from someone pretending to be from her bank's headquarters, alerting her that someone had fraudulently used her debit card to buy eleven hundred dollars worth of I-Tunes cards.
The scammer said he could provide elctronic proof of the illegitimate transaction, if she would give him access to her computer.
At this point, the woman hung up and called her bank personally to inquire.
The bank confirmed no one had called her, and no purchase had been made.
It seems our scammer just wanted to gain access to the household computer to begin the real fraudulent activity.
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Call the OPP, or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
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