Abbotsford Police warn about scam phone calls that display their name

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June 16, 2021 – The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is warning the public to be wary of scam phone calls that appear to be from the APD.

Sgt. Judy Bird said police are investigating two cases in which fraudsters called a victim, claimed to be an officer with Service Canada, and advised that the victim’s identity had been compromised.

The fraudster then stated that they would connect the victim with the police to verify the claim. The victim was placed on hold, and then received another call that showed “Abbotsford Police” on the call display. A second fraudster identified himself as a police officer, and confirmed that the victim was involved in an ID fraud investigation. Black Press reports. | READ MORE