The New Westminster, BC police department is warning residents about a telephone scam involving fraudsters posing as employees of foreign embassies.
Police were contacted when a resident was called by someone claiming to work for the Chinese Embassy who told them they were a suspect in a large investigation. The person told the resident that she would be arrested if she did not co-operate with his demands. He also told the woman not to tell anyone about the phone call.
“We want everyone to be aware of these scams and to educate their friends and family about them,” said Sgt. Jeff Scott of the New Westminster police department.
“Don’t trust random unknown callers, especially those seeking personal information and money.”
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.