At­tempted scams ty­ing up po­lice phone lines

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

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 at­tifraud­cen­ Any­one who has fallen vic­tim to a fraud or scam is en­cour­aged to call Sum­mer­side Po­lice Ser­vices.

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