Kamloops RCMP warn of scam

Kamloops City

2020-06-30 08:15 PDT

File # PSA

Kamloops RCMP is warning residents of a phone scammer who pretends to be a police officer with the caller ID to prove it.

The detachment has recently received a few complaints from citizens who have received a call from a person who claimed they were a Kamloops RCMP officer, saying they had a warrant for their arrest. The caller demands payment in the form of gift cards to eliminate the arrest warrant.

These scam phone calls are often convincing because the call ID says 250-828-3000, which the phone number for the Kamloops RCMP, stated Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. Everyone should be aware that the police will never demand payment of any kind to get rid of an arrest warrant.

Cpl. Shelkie asks that this information be shared. It is important to tell family members who may not have heard about this scam. The more people who know about this scam, the better.

If you have suspect that you have been contacted by a scammer, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center, 1-888-495-8501 or online at CAFC Fraud Reporting.


 

Released by

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
kamloops.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: (250) 828-3068

Email: jodi.shelkie@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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