Scammers use spoofing tech to make it look like local police are calling victims about a seized package

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Aug. 6, 2021 – Officers are warning of a scam circulating in Metro Vancouver using technology that makes victims think the calls are from local police.

The New Westminster Police Department said some of these calls appear to be from its members.

In a news release Monday, the NWPD said people have received such calls recently in the city.

Targets of the scammers are told they’re speaking to a police officer, and that packages for them have been seized at the border.

Potential victims are told there’s been a warrant issued for their arrest, and asked for personal information.

The NWPD did not say what information the scammers are looking for, but in similar schemes callers ask for details including credit card information. CTV News reports. | READ MORE