RCMP issues a warning about a scam

The Carlyle RCMP is asking the public to be wary of a scam circulating the area.

In a message sent through the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network, the public is being notified that the scam involves the deceiving use of local RCMP detachment numbers. The call shows that it's coming from a detachment number, but that is false.

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The scammer convinces the victim that money is owed. The victim is then told to purchase Google Play cards and read the numbers back to the scammer. In one case the victim was scammed out of $2,000.

Businesses are asked to be cognizant if they see large sums of Google Play or other cards being purchased.

If anyone has information related to this advisory, please call 310-RCMP.

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