Saturday, May 30, 2020
ADVT 
National

Caller Posing As Whistler RCMP Officer Scams Victim Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

12 Feb, 2020

    On February 4, 2020 at approximately 11:00 AM, Whistler RCMP were advised that a victim had been defrauded of thousands of dollars.


    The victim received a call from a 1-800 number falsely advising that a social insurance number had been compromised and someone was committing criminal acts using their name and number.


    The victim was advised that they would need to speak to a police officer for further direction and was transferred to someone who falsely identified themselves as a police officer.


    The transfer number was masked and showed the Whistler RCMP as the caller. The impersonating police officer repeated the victims address to them and advised that they would be arrested in the afternoon unless they complied with directions.


    The victim was instructed that in order to avoid arrest they should deposit a substantial amount of money into a local area Bitcoin machine using a provided QR code they received as part of the deposit process.


    Further, they were instructed to purchase Google Play gift cards, identify the security number on the back of the cards and provide them to the caller.


    This type of call with the Whistler RCMP name appearing in the call display was brought to the RCMP’s attention in October of last year and police continue to investigate.


    The RCMP will never demand anyone pay Bitcoin or purchase gift cards to deal with a police matter. If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to be a police officer and you have any doubt as to the truthfulness of that caller, we advise that you will call the police yourself. Hang up and call the police detachment and ask to speak to the officer in question.

    MORE National ARTICLES

    Kelowna Transit Bus Driver Allegedly Caught Drunk After Complaint From Passenger

    Kelowna Transit Bus Driver Allegedly Caught Drunk After Complaint From Passenger

    The driver, a 52 year old man, was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP)

    Kelowna Transit Bus Driver Allegedly Caught Drunk After Complaint From Passenger

    Off-Duty Police Officer Helps Nab Suspected Thief: Kelowna RCMP

    The 42 year-old Kelowna man has been remanded into custody. His name is not being released at this time.

    Off-Duty Police Officer Helps Nab Suspected Thief: Kelowna RCMP

    Surrey Man Allan McCrea , 66, Found Dead

    McCrae had last been seen in the 16700-block of Fraser Highway. His body was found in the 17600-block of Fraser Highway on Feb. 1.

     

     

    Surrey Man Allan McCrea , 66, Found Dead

    Police Raise Safety Concerns: Do You Know Who Your Child Is Talking To Online?

    Some of the popular gaming and messaging apps connect youth with complete strangers. Do you know who your child is talking to online? Keep up with the latest online trends among youth by signing up for Cybertip alerts

    Police Raise Safety Concerns: Do You Know Who Your Child Is Talking To Online?

    BC Liberals: Two Years Of NDP Failures Aren’t Helping People Get Ahead

    After almost three years of the NDP failing to keep their big election promises, people across the province continue to hear empty words and see no action from John Horgan in today’s Speech from the Throne.

     

    BC Liberals: Two Years Of NDP Failures Aren’t Helping People Get Ahead

    Langley Shooting Victim Ravinder Sandhu Is Dead

    On February 7th, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Langley RCMP was called to the a parking lot in the 6300 block of 200th Street for a report of a shooting.

    Langley Shooting Victim Ravinder Sandhu Is Dead

    PrevNext