Terrace business owners warned to beware of fraudulent scam.

Terrace

2022-12-20 13:29 HNP

Dossier nº 2022-12798/12875

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On December 16 and 17, 2022, Terrace RCMP received two similar reports from local businesses of a fraudulent scam.

In this scam, the fraudsters impersonated the head office manager or employee and stated that a delivery was going to be made for the store’s business and sanitation license. The fraudster then stated that a certain amount of money was needed to be paid or else the store would be shut down.

The delivery company then called the business to explain that the delivery must be paid for by online payment and to take their cash from the till or safe and deposit it into a Bitcoin ATM Machine into a Crypto Wallet that is provided.

The fraudsters were able to name business owners and other staff members to convince the victim that it was a legitimate process.

RCMP are warning local businesses to be aware and to educate employees to keep other businesses from falling victim to this scam.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Kelly Cates

Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Terrace
Bureau : 250-638-7400

Courriel : kelly.cates@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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