RCMP warn of ongoing scam

According to police, the man reports that he needs a ride to the hospital and money to pay for various things

The Upper Fraser Valley RCMP are reminding residents to be alert when asked for money at their door or over the phone.

Chilliwack RCMP has received about 15 complaints of a man showing up at homes asking for money. Agassiz RCMP also received a complaint of the same nature on Dec. 18. According to police, the man reports that he needs a ride to the hospital and money to pay for various things, including the ambulance or to get a vehicle out of impound.

“This person is continuing to use the good nature of people and taking advantage of the season of giving and using this as an opportunity to get money from people and steal other items,” said Const. Ashley St. Germaine.

The man is described as Caucasian, in his mid-to-late 20s, and about 5’9” with dark hair and a slim build.

Police said the following steps can be taken to protect yourself from a potential scam:

• If you don’t feel comfortable opening the door for someone, at any time of day, don’t

• If someone shows up at your house and won’t leave phone the police

• Question the person

• If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

• Do not provide any amount of money to strangers

• Phone the police if you have any suspicious activity to report.

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