Attempted scams tying up police phone lines
Summerside Police say their phone lines are being tied up with people calling to let them know about telephone scammers.
The police station says it receives numerous calls each week from people reporting various types of frauds and scams. But often, those calling police have not fallen victim to fraud and are simply reporting it to police for information purposes. “Unfortunately, these calls tie up the emergency phone lines which could result in a delay of police response in an emergency,” Summerside Police Services said in a news release.
Anyone who has received a suspect fraudulent call or email/text or other type of fraudulent scam, but has not been defrauded should call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report it online at www.antifraudcentre.ca. Anyone who has fallen victim to a fraud or scam is encouraged to call Summerside Police Services.