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Port Saunders area woman targeted in text message scam

RCMP
RCMP

PORT SAUNDERS, N.L. – Tech-savvy scammers are getting craftier and craftier in their attempts to defraud people from their hard-earned money.

The RCMP in Port Saunders are investigating a text message scam that recently occurred in the area.

According to a RCMP release, a local woman received a text message from someone posing as a relative.

The woman was told she had won $30,000 but would need to send cash to process the transaction and to provide personal information.

The personal information and cellular numbers are believed to have been taken from a Facebook account that was unprotected.

Police say no funds were exchanged and the scammers were blocked.

Scam victims are advised to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit www.antifraudcentre.ca.

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