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Fraudsters posing as cops in Richmond

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 19 Apr, 2024 03:20 PM
  • Fraudsters posing as cops in Richmond

Mounties in Richmond are warning the public about fraudsters posing as police officers demanding money. 

R-C-M-P say they’ve received seven reports involving criminals posing as Chinese police or government officials who demand money from victims in the last two months. 

Police say reported losses to the scammers is more than a million dollars, and fraudsters use tactics to trick people, including spoofing phone numbers or making threats if money isn't handed over. 

Mounties say that if someone calling is claiming to be a police officer and asking for payment, would-be victims should immediate hang up and report incidents to the real police.

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