CORNER BROOK The Corner Brook detachment of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is attempting to investigate a telephone scam whereby a person was allegedly defrauded of credit card charges.
Police received the complaint Tuesday that an unknown company contacted a person offering to fix their computer for a certain price. The local person was subsequently charged more than that amount. Police are investigating it as a possible scam.
Other people in the area have received this type of telephone call.
Const. Scott Mosher said the investigation has not yet started because the complainant has not been available to discuss it with them. The officer said people should not give their personal information to unsolicited callers.
âThe RNC would like to remind the public if you receive unsolicited mail, phone calls, emails or pop-up messages that asks for personal information of any kind, not to respond and to delete or discard it immediately,â he said. âIf you are conducting any type of business online or over the phone, make sure you know who you are dealing with.â