Earlier this month, a citizen reported a fraud scam to the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police.
The fraudulent company will use a familiar company’s name as a header and offer potential victims a job as Consumer Service Evaluator. Then the company proposes to give the victim a cheque for approximately $4,000.
Under Assignment #1, the company asks the victim to spend $100 or more at a certain store or chain of stores where you he/she can keep the purchase and is asked to report back and rate the service.
In Assignment #2, people are asked to transfer the remaining money through a funds transfer agency and send it to persons overseas or outside of the country.
For your assistance, they will give you about $240 for your effort. “This is fraud and a scam,” Tribal Police say. The cheque will be returned as a fraudulent document. The victim will be responsible for the entire $4000.”
“In this case, the cheque was photocopied and in the copy it stated "VOID" across the cheque, bringing the police's attention to this matter,” said Cst. Sheryl Simpkin. “Be aware of getting involved in a business or venture and ensure that it is illegal. Remember if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.”
If you feel that you are a victim of fraud, go to the Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre for further information and report the crime to the police. Call 1-888-495-8501 or go to the following website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.