Digby RCMP are warning area residents to be aware of fraudulent telephone calls in which the caller identifies themselves as an RCMP officer calling to collect fines, income taxes or a variety of other scam tactics.
Const. Darrell McNeil said callers inform the victims to pay immediately or face arrested within 24 hours.
In most cases, said McNeil, the number for the RCMP’s national, (613) 993-7267 appears on the victim’s call display.
The public should be aware that the RCMP does not ask members of the public to make payments over the telephone.
Anyone who receives a call from someone alleging to be a police officer collecting fines or taxes should hang up immediately and contact police, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (toll free 1-888-495-8501).