Police Warn of Banking Phone Scams Through the Region
The Dryden Police Service are warning the public about multiple banking scams.
Scammers are calling victims advising of unusual transactions on their bank accounts and advise that they can rectify the account withdrawals, but must purchase pre-paid MasterCard credit cards. Once the cards are purchased, the victim then provides the code on the back of the cards.
The police reminds the public to not give out personal information over the phone. When confronted by a suspicious call like this, do not take immediate action and listen to what the caller is asking you. If you receive a request or threat for money, it is a scam.
Another thing to remember and keep in mind is that no financial institution, government agency, credit card company or Passport Canada will ever request payment be made by Western Union, or in the form of gift/credit cards.