The Comox Valley RCMP are investigating several fraud/scam- type complaints that have occurred in the Comox Valley in the past several months.
Most of these frauds are originating outside the community, although some originate in other countries.
The frauds range from Income tax scams to romantic interest scams. The public is warned that if you are required to send money to collect a prize or if asked to do a job that requires cashing cheques and dispersing money to points other than the originator that they should be wary.
For information on the types of frauds and scams being committed in Canada, the public is urged to go online to www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.
It’s not always easy to spot a scam, and new ones are invented every day. If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed — you’re not alone.
If you want to report a fraud, or if you need information, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
• Toll-free phone: 1-888-495-8501;
• Toll-free fax: 1-888-654-9426;
• E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Comox Valley RCMP