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Jun. 5, 2020 | Friday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter: Phone scams and phishing schemes abound
Letter

Dear editor:

I think we must all be getting fraud/phishing/scammers on the phone.

Our house is averaging two a day lately. We do not answer unless we know the number. If we ignore the call and it is important they can leave a message.  

But, this one was new to us. Using our computer, we ordered something from a legitimate company in Montreal, paid and received the tracking number.

We received a text on our cellphone telling us the package could not leave the centre as the address was incorrect and please give us the correct address where we wanted this package to be sent.

The text's area code was from the USA. We checked our tracking number on the computer and the package was halfway to our house, so we just deleted the message.

Just how they got our cell number and knew we had a package coming is interesting, isnt it? Especially since we also did not give the company our cell number. So people should be aware of this new to us scam.

Fraudulent or suspicious activity can be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, through its website at www.antifraudcentre.ca, or by telephone at 1-888-495-8501.

Thanks,

Sandie Schulz
NOTL

 

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