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'You already have my name': VicPD officer answering scam call

Frustrated scammer hangs up

Police departments around B.C. have been warning about phone scams in recent months and earlier this week a someone pretending to be from the Canada Revenue Agency called the wrong person.

The Victoria Police Department posted a video on their Twitter account showing Const. Matt Rutherford speaking to a scammer who called his cell phone.

CTV Vancouver Island posted the video begins with Rutherford apparently transferred to a new person, who answers the phone saying, "Service Canada, how can I help you?"

Rather than answering that question or providing an explanation, Rutherford responds, "I'm just wondering what's happening."

When the scammer asks for his name, he says, "You already have my name."

The person on the other end of the line says this is for "verification purposes," but Rutherford still doesn't provide his name. Instead, Rutherford asks the scammer to again say where he's calling from.

The scammer hangs up.

Police ask people who receive phone calls from suspected scammers not to provide any information to the caller but instead report the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

- With files from CTV Vancouver Island



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