Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Prince Rupert RCMP alert residents to Letter scam

A potential financial scam by way of the mail has been brought to the attention of the RCMP in Prince Rupert as a resident of the city alerted them to an attempt to victimize a local family.

The letter which it seems is a printed version of a current Internet theme, highlights the prospect of a financial windfall from a potential relative from a foreign country, who having passed away may have left a sizable fortune for the targeted family.
A financial scam letter
is making the rounds
through the mail

In this case, the targeted family turned the letter over the local detachment in order to advise other residents of the city as to the scam.

The RCMP has issued an alert for the community on the chance that the letter is distributed to a number of other residents, you can review the full content of the letter and the RCMP's interest in the case here.

Should anyone in the community receive a similar correspondence, they are asked to contact the Prince Rupert Detachment of the RCMP at 250-627-0700 or through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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