Local RCMP warn public of phone scams

The Outlook/Elbow RCMP are warning the public of phone scams that are taking place in the local community area.  The following was forwarded to the offices of The Outlook:

Currently there are several phone scams circulating in our community. One in particular is that the caller claims to be from STARS Ambulance. The caller advises that you have won a vehicle, but that they require a gift card to cover delivery fees.  If you ever get a phone call from people asking for money in order for you to obtain a greater prize, it is fraudulent. Never give out personal information or send money if you have been contacted over the phone, via email or regular mail from contacts that are not familiar to you.

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Please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca for valuable information regarding current scams, how to protect yourself, reporting fraud and what to do if you are a victim of fraud.

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