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OPP News - Beware of Air Miles Scam
The Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police would like to make the public aware of a telemarketing scam that is circulating where an automated message says they have won Air Miles. If the person who receives the call follows the instructions of the message to claim the reward miles, they are put in contact with a person who will then ask for personal information including air miles account and credit card information. If one receives this type of call they should simply hang up the phone. Air Miles does not use automated messaging to contact their Collectors.
If you believe you are a victim of a fraud, don’t be embarrassed - you are not alone. If you want to report a fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Toll Free: 1-888-495-8501.
For more information on fraud prevention and the latest types of scams visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.