Police warning residents to beware “money back” scam in Mississauga and Brampton
Published May 15, 2022 at 1:24 pm
Don’t fall for this new scam currently circulating in Mississauga and Brampton, Peel police warn.
The text message, acting as an alert from Rogers, notifies the recipient that they will be charged extra on their next bill “due to system errors.”
The message then offers a reimbursement of $50 and prompts the recipient to reply in order to receive the money.
It looks like this:
Police are reminding residents that this text, and any texts similar to it, are a scam.
“Do not reply. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is,” said police.
Rogers says it will never ask its customers to provide personal or account information through email or text.
“Be cautious if you’re prompted to respond quickly or urgently, provide information or click on a link or attachment. Confirm directly with the source without using any information provided in the message,” says Rogers.
Residents are advised to delete the message and avoid replying to keep their personal information safe.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, which tracks major scams throughout the country, advises residents to never share any personal or financial information with unverified people or groups.
That includes information such as your name, address, birth date, social insurance number, and credit card or banking information.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising