Fraudsters pretend to be officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to usurp the social insurance numbers of their victims. The federal police force notes that this trick is increasingly popular among scammers.
Julia-Shea Baker learned of the new scheme at her expense. The 23-year-old waitress from Cornwall lost about $ 4,000 to a criminal who used the “Social Insurance Number” scam.
The young woman first received a call from a man identifying himself as Steve Rogers, RCMP Inspector , two weeks ago.