Like many other officials, RCMP in Chestermere has fallen victim to a “spoofing” scam. Spoofing is a trick used by scammers that falsifies caller ID so the incoming call is from a company or government agency that a victim already knows and trusts.
RCMP explains that a live person on the phone tells the potential victims they are under investigation and will be arrested if they don’t transfer large amounts of money or disclose personal information.
Unfortunately, it’s not clear if anyone has been defrauded for this crime.
Police are reminding citizens not to disclose personal information on unsolicited calls or emails. If you should receive a call such as this, hang up the phone and call the police back yourself using publicly accessible contact details. Originally sourced by Global News.