May 18, 2021 – There has been a rise in Merritt with online scams, from fake relationships that result in money requests, to selling items that don’t exist. Scammers are doing everything they can to try to take your money and we want to remind you to remain vigilant and be skeptical.
On May 3, the Merritt RCMP received a report from a complainant who had tried to purchase 20ft shipping containers from someone off Facebook. The containers were for sale for $3,000 each or 4 for $11,000, delivered. The complainant e-transferred almost $10,000 to the seller, who after receiving the money, stopped communicating with the complainant. Merritt Herald reports. | READ MORE