#relationshipscams | #dating | Scammers pretending to family members targeting Lunenburg County residents, RCMP say – Halifax


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Police in Lunenburg County are warning residents of a recent phone scam that involves callers posing as family members.

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In a news release Saturday morning, Lunenburg County RCMP said they’ve received two complaints from residents who received calls from people pretending to be family members.

“The caller stated they had been involved in an accident or collision and suffered facial injuries,” police said in the news release.

“This is said to cover any change noticed in the person’s voice.”



Police said the caller then claims to be in jail and asks for money to be sent to an account for bail

“The scam may also involve someone posing as a legal representative who requests money for a similar situation,” police continued. “The calls may seem legitimate as the caller seems to know personal details such as name, age, address and family relationship.”

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Police are asking anyone who receives a call of this nature to not send any money and instead contact family member themselves in order to confirm their whereabouts.

They’re also asking anyone who’s received this type of call or has information about the scam to contact Nova Scotia RCMP, Crime Stoppers or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.




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