Scammers promise $12.5 million and a new car
The OPP is warning people of a new scam phone call in which the caller says you’ve won $12.5 million and a new car.
The caller then tells the potential victim that the money and car are at the border and all you need to do is pay the taxes due: $3,500. A false customs officer name and call back number is then provided. The scammer proposes a credit card, money order or other method of payment.
“You should never provide any personal information like credit card numbers or banking information to anyone you have not contacted for services. If you did not enter a contest for the above prizes this also should be a clue that something is wrong. Legitimate business will not accept gift cards or iTunes cards as payment,” police said in a press release.
Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 to find more information on scams or go online: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.