A scammer claiming to work as a fraud investigator for a major Canadian bank convinced one Prince George, B.C. person to help him with a purported investigation by making a money transfer.
The victim was defrauded thousands of dollars.
“Investigators would like to remind the public that the RCMP would never use the public to assist with an investigation of this nature,” the detachment said. “Although financial institutions do have security personnel that investigate frauds, they would never request a client to assist, especially by transferring their own money.”
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