RCMP say seniors targeted by a new scam

Police are warning the public, especially seniors, to be aware a person, or persons in the area who have been door knocking trying to carry out a money scam.

One incident involved a plea for money because of a vehicle break down and a promise to pay the money back. The victim did not fall for it. Another saw the suspect telling the victim that he was the neighbour’s son-in-law and that he  had paid the neighbour’s alarm repair bill but still owed the alarm company more money. The suspect asked the victim for money, stating the  “in-laws” weren’t around, and promised to pay the money back. The intended victim didn’t buy into the ruse.

Both of these scams were directed at seniors. In both cases, a Black early 1990s Pathfinder was involved  The suspect is described as a male in his mid-30s with short brown hair.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Close-up: Addressing root causes of crime
Across Canada runner raising awareness for diabetes
Mission BC Winter Games opening ceremonies draw hundreds
McDonnell named Nelson’s top citizen
Federal budget hikes tobacco tax, sets up surplus
First snowfall at Whitewater
Shipping company names new ship after the city
(VIDEO) Hundreds pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty
Prince Rupert council candidates face the public at first forum

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.