Take note of newest scam to arrive in Kamloops

Scammers impersonating immigration officers are demanding a significant amount of payment in iTunes cards

Kamloops This Week

The Canada Revenue scam has now been joined by a scam involving fake immigration officers.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said they have been notified of ruses in which scammers impersonating immigration officers are demanding a significant amount of payment in iTunes cards.

“These fraudsters will call or email the victim that they or their family may be deported if payment is not made immediately,” Shelkie said.

Shelkie said if anybody is  asked to pay for any service or product with an iTunes gift card, don’t do it, it’s a scam.

“Know that immigration officers do not have the authority to deport anyone without proper authority,” Shelkie said.

 

Report any suspected scams to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.