Police in Sarnia report that their local court house is getting a “bombardment” of calls from people, most in the Ottawa area, worried that there’s a warrant out for their arrest.
Yup, scammers are at it again.
This time, if you don’t take their call demanding purportedly unpaid taxes or claiming your social insurance number has been used in a crime, they leave the actual number of the Sarnia Lambton Court House.
“Please do not call this number as it is tying up the phone lines,” Sarnia police said.
“Unfortunately, these criminals seem to find more and more ways to make everyone’s life that much more difficult.”
No agency in Canada will threaten arrest unless you pay now and do it over the phone, warned police in the city about a seven-hour drive southeast of the capital.
“Just hang up and do not give them any information for that is also what they are looking for,” Sarnia police said in a press release Monday.
“These criminals are requesting personal information, such as your SIN, and in turn will use it to create fraudulent documents such as credit cards.
“We ask that you do not call the police if no information or money is lost.”
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