Fire fighter telephone scam makes the rounds in Prince George

The scam has not been reported in Quesnel

The RCMP says there is a new scam making the rounds in Prince George.

According to a press release, members of the public have been receiving calls from someone claiming to be a representative of the Prince George Fire Fighters who then tried to solicit funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

While the Prince George Fire Fighters do fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, they only do so in the second week of September and they do not call members of the public to ask for money. Instead, they set up in public locations around Prince George.

Sgt. Chris Riddle with the Quesnel RCMP says that the scam has not been reported in Quesnel.

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Riddle says if someone believes they are being scammed, they should hang up the phone.

“Definitely do not give them any information,” says Riddle, “and if you are concerned about a business or company soliciting you for information, hang up.

“Go into the yellow pages or on your phone to find the actual number to call them back at, and then call and inquire that way.”

He adds if you don’t know who is on the other end of the line, you should never give away your person information.



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