Crime of the Week – Phone Scam
Unfortunately, once again, a person from Chatham-Kent has fallen victim to a phone scam where they have lost thousands of dollars.
These callers often use threatening language or state the police are on the way to your home, in an effort to intimidate victims into complying with their demands.
Crime Stoppers is reminding everyone that unknown phone calls to your home from the Canada Revenue Agency or any other group demanding money, have to be viewed as suspicious. Payments to legitimate government organizations or businesses are never made in the form of cash money transfers, prepaid visa cards or I-tune cards.
If you receive one of these calls don’t engage the person in conversation, hang up immediately. If you have concerns you can always contact the police or Crime Stoppers or ask someone you trust for advice. Don’t be a victim and lose your hard earned savings.
If you have any information regarding this or any other crime please call CRIME STOPPERS at 519-351-8477, or 1-800-222-8477, text CRIMES (274637) keyword CKCS, or visit www.crime-stoppers.on.ca and email your tip.
Crime Stoppers guarantees your anonymity, we never ask for your name or your phone number. WE pay cash for YOUR tips.