Charlottetown police warn of increase in social insurance number phone scams – Saltwire

April 9, 2022 By admin

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Charlottetown police are warning the public of an increased number of phone scams.
Police issued the warning after receiving eight calls reporting phone scams on Tuesday, May 4, they said in a news release.
“Incoming calls may display P.E.I. Gov or a local number,” said police. “Once answered, a pre-recorded message will play saying your SIN (social insurance number) has been stolen and will prompt you to press one and may ask you to confirm with a voice prompt, just hang up.”
Anyone who has received this type of call can report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.
If you have fallen victim to this scam by sending money, report it to police.
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