Vernon and North Okanagan News
RCMP warn of tax season email scam
The Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP are alerting the public about an email scam making the rounds in the region again.
How the scam works is simple: The scammers send a message telling you that you are entitled to a larger tax refund and in order to obtain it you just need to provide some basic information. Once they have that information they can attempt to take your money or your identity.
Anyone can be the target of this scam, and even the Officer in charge of the local RCMP detachment was sent the scam by email asking him to claim his refund.
There are several reports that this e-mail has surfaced with several seniors in the Armstrong area as well.
Police are reminding everyone to be careful, and to report any suspicious activity to the police or the National Fraud Center 1-888-495-8501
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