Mounties will never call to inform you of a warrant out for your arrest.
This is a warning put out by Kamloops RCMP after numerous Kamloops residents have reported a phone scam where the scammer informs them there’s a warrant for their arrest.
A press release states those targeted are instructed to meet the police officers at an address (such as a local shopping centre) in order to pay for some alleged fines, or they’re told to deposit Bitcoin into an account.
Alarmingly, the number that appears on the caller ID sometimes actually lists the phone number and name of the Kamloops RCMP, notes the press release.
Arrest warrants are matters handled via paper documentation, typically served in person by a uniformed officer.
If you're on the receiving end of one of these phone scams, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.