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Nelson RCMP warn of money wiring scam

Nelson RCMP are warning of a money wiring scam. - Nelson Star file photo
Nelson RCMP are warning of a money wiring scam.
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The Nelson RCMP Detachment is warning the public about a money wiring scam.

The RCMP received a report from a local resident who was not financially defrauded.

The scam includes being sent a fraudulent cheque in this case for $3,996.68

You are then advised in writing from a company that you have been selected to participate in a paid consumer research program as a consumer service evaluator.

The structure of the scam involves multiple assignments.

After the assignments have been complete you are instructed to send a money gram through an identified company capable of sending money grams to individuals at a specified location.

The scam will advise you that in completing the assignments it is viewed as part of your training exercise and is viewed as a job interview for a permanent position.

RCMP are reminding residents to remain guarded when instructed to send money to unknown sources; no matter the circumstances or how appealing the financial proposition may be.

Fraudulent scams of this nature can be reported to your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

 

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