Rimbey RCMP is warning residents of scams using the COVID-19 outbreak as a cover.

Scams associated with the global pandemic have been cropping up, feeding on people’s fear, uncertainty and misinformation during a difficult time.

“Fraudsters are exploiting the crisis to facilitate fraud and cyber-crime,” Rimbey RCMP said in a press release.

Scammers are using many different means to attempt to exploit innocent victims.

There have been a number of reported scams concerning COVID-19.

These scams include door-to-door salespeople, and people posing as an official from the Red Cross.

RCMP say they following scams that have been reported: Cleaning or heating companies – offering duct cleaning services or air filters to protect from COVID-19

Published On: March 23rd, 2020 / Categories: Industry / Tags: , , /

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