Alberta's provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The president of the Alberta Federation of Labour wants a meeting with the premier and provincial labour minister to ensure workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks are shut down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta warns residents of licence plate sticker scam

Albertans should be aware of a new consumer scam offering refunds for licence plate expiry stickers, the provincial government said Monday.

Service Alberta has heard reports of people receiving text messages falsely claiming to be from Service Alberta. Scammers are offering $120 refunds for licence plate stickers via text message and the text includes a link.

People who click the link are asked to input their banking information to allegedly receive a refund by direct deposit. These messages are not from Service Alberta.

Service Alberta is not offering refunds due to elimination of licence plate stickers. Albertans who receive this message or any other electronic message claiming to offer refunds for licence plate stickers should not click any links or input any personal or banking information.

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