submitted by St. Albert RCMP
St. Albert RCMP have received some calls regarding individuals who have been contacted by their bank, advising that there has been suspicious activity relating to their bank account. The person posing as a bank employee convinces the individual to send Bitcoin to clear up the suspicious activity. The victim does so, and is then out the dollar value of the Bitcoin sent.
St. Albert RCMP reminds citizens that no legitimate bank, financial institute or company will ask for Bitcoin for payment or otherwise.
For information related to fraud/scams and identity theft, refer to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca
Anyone who has information on any crime is asked to contact the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play.