Prince Edward Island RCMP are warning locals to be vigilant as there has been a recent increase in the number of scam calls being made to the province.
Scam callers are typically looking for credit card numbers or other personal information. Staff Sgt. Kevin Baillie estimates hundreds of these calls are made to PEI phone numbers every day, and the activity will continue as long as the callers occasionally get someone to provide them with that information.
“We have no idea why these blitzes are taking place,” said Baillie. “They may be rotating through various area codes from time to time, resulting in spikes from every now and then, but that is just speculation.”
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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.