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Charlottetown police see slight increase in reported phone scams

Feb. 18, 2021 – Charlottetown Police Service has seen a slight increase in reported phone scams over the last few weeks and anticipate that, with the tax season approaching, these scams will increase. The forms of scams vary and evolve over time. One consistent theme is they use fear tactics and threats to pressure the victim into providing personal/banking information and/or pressure them into sending payments that usually consist of a bitcoin transaction, wire transfer or prepaid gift cards. Cape Breton Post reports. | READ MORE