Grande Prairie RCMP General Investigative Section have received multiple reports from local businesses who have been targeted by a phishing scam. In these cases, the would be scammers are contacting companies impersonating legitimate subcontractors through an email similar to that of the subcontractors who have conducted work for the company. The subjects are then asking to update their banking information for the payment of services rendered.
The RCMP are asking the public to be aware of these types of incidents.
For additional information or to report a crime of this nature, please contact the Canadian Anti Fraud Center at 1-888-495-8501 or online at www.antifraudcentre.ca. You can also contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or your 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 Store."
Information provided by the Grande Prairie RCMP