Island RCMP cautions the public on a recent fraud attempts

February 22, 2021
Prince, Queens and Kings Counties, Prince Edward Island

News release

As per the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: this year, as of January 31st, 2021, report that 3013 Canadians were victim of fraud and a total of $10.1 million was lost.

RCMP Queens wants to remind Islanders not to be fooled by scammers, whether on social media (Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, other), Kijiji, via email, phone or mail... if it is too good to be true, it probably is a scam.

Do not mail/email/send money, bitcoins or gift card pictures to someone who claims or promise that if you do this, in return you will get funding / large sums of money, trips or goods.

Scammers are good liars: they will attempt to make you panic and take immediate action on their plan... often with instructions of not speaking to anyone about their actions.

If in doubt, directly call or visit your own local bank, government agency, trusted friend, family member, or you local police.

Don't be another victim. Keep informed. Don't share your personal information.

For more details on current scams, go to the website of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. The "scam by A-Z index" shows the current on-going scams.


Contact information

Sgt. Craig Eveleigh
Queens District RCMP

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