Police issue scam alert

Red Deer RCMP are warning about the emergence of a bank scam in the city.

Red Deer RCMP are warning about the emergence of a bank scam in the city.

In this plot, the victim receives a phone call from someone claiming to be their bank manager investigating bank staff for theft and asks them to help catch the thief. The mark will be asked to withdraw money from their account and give it to someone posing as the manger at a pre-established meeting place away from the bank. The RCMP says this scenario would never take place.

“This is a strong reminder to everyone to pay attention to what they’re throwing in recycling bins or garbage,” said Cpl. Leanne Molzahn in a press release. “A bank envelope, combined with another piece of paper with the resident’s name on it is enough to give a scammer like this an in that may help them to establish trust with their intended victim.”

Anyone with information about this or other frauds and scams is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or to anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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