Springtime scammer on the prowl

Ridge Meadows RCMP issue warning about a man knocking on doors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, asking to borrow money

  • Mar. 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Springtime scammer on the prowl

Ridge Meadows RCMP are warning resident about a man who has been knocking on doors asking for money.

Police received a pair of similar reports about the man on March 12 and March 13.

In one complaint, the man claimed he needed a locksmith, while in the second incident he said he needed money for gas. Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said police feel it is the same suspect person in each instance.

He is described as a light skinned man, 5’6” to 5’9” with a medium build.  He has black hair and a black beard.

Dunlop said do not comply with the man’s demand and give him any money.

“If you see this person in your area, you are asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP right away,” she added.

• Ridge Meadows RCMP: 604-463-6251.

 

Fraud awareness month

As part of Fraud Awareness Month, Ridge Meadows RCMP are warning residents about “phishing”.

If you receive a suspicious email, and you unwittingly provided personal information or financial information, follow these steps:

• Contact your bank or credit card company;

• Contact your credit bureau and have fraud alerts placed on your credit reports;

• Call police;

• Always report phishing. If you have responded to one of these suspicious e-mails, report it to info@antifraudcentre.ca.