Phone scams are targeting Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills residents
Published April 22, 2022 at 3:38 pm
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CFAC) is warning residents of Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills of numerous scams they have received reports of involving fraudsters claiming to be from cellular, internet or landline service providers. INSAUGA PHOTO
Spring has sprung and so have telephone scams in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CFAC) is warning local residents of numerous scams they have received reports of involving fraudsters claiming to be from cellular, internet or landline service providers.
The fraudsters contact your home in effort to steal your personal information or order cellphones in your name.
Residents are being asked to be aware of these scams and protect themselves.
Some of the more common service scams reported to the CFAC include:
Air duct cleaning
A scammer offers services that include air duct cleaning or furnace/boiler repairs at very low rates. If the company completes the services:
- they are of low quality
- the warranties are invalid
- the repairs can cause potential risks
Cellphone service provider
A fraudster calls and claims to be from a cellphone service provider. They offer a deal that’s too good to be true. The fraudsters proceed to ask for the victim’s personal information including their Social Insurance Number (SIN) and Driver’s License number. They will then:
- Use your personal information for identity fraud