RCMP warning public of telemarketing scam

Published on January 29, 2014

The RCMP is warning the public of a telemarketing scam happening throughout the province.

The police force says it has taken several calls in the past few hours from various people who report they received a phone call from a male who claims to be a constable with the RCMP.

The caller tells people he is soliciting money to fund an anti-bullying book the RCMP is making.

The man requests donations of $100-$300.

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When a person says they will not provide credit card information over the phone or requests that the information package be sent through the mail, the man will say he is transferring the person to another agent and the line is disconnected.

The RCMP says it never takes part in any type of phone solicitation for funds.

If you receive a call like this, hang up. If you are a victim of fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or http://www.antifraudcentre.ca or the RCMP.