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.

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.

 

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