Bank manager scam makes return

Two attempts in one day

A recurrence of the ‘bank manager scam’ has prompted RCMP to remind residents to protect their financial information.

On Thursday in two separate reports to Red Deer RCMP a scammer claiming to be employee at a bank targeted an 81-year-old woman and an 86-year-old woman, saying that he needed their help to secretly catch bank thieves.

The scammer asked one victim to withdraw $3,800, and the second to withdraw $4,000, and asked them to meet him in the parking lot of a department store. After consulting family and bank employees neither of the women followed through with the withdraw.

RCMP remind people to treat their personal information with care and shred old bills, statements and envelopes before recycling or throwing them so that scammers can’t target you based on information they glean from recycled materials.

Police say that a request for secrecy is a big red flag and urge the public to educate themselves about common scams and other red flags to watch for.

If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

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