Dawson Creek RCMP are warning people that if it’s too good to be true, then it’s probably a scam.
An on-going fraud has been conning people in the Peace Region.
A victim is told that they’ve won a substantial amount of money, but they first need to send money via Western Union to cover transfer costs.
The victim is provided with a phone number and will speak directly to one of the scam artists.
Unfortunately the funds are transferred overseas and there’s no way to recoup the funds.
Should you receive calls like this try to gather as much contact information as possible and notify Phonebusters at: 1-888-495-8501 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org