SCAM ALERT: Phone scam in Westman

09.08.2018 07:11
By: Frank McGwire

Phone number of the Shoal Lake RCMP detachment is being used


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Westman residents are being alerted of a new phone scam.

Shoal Lake RCMP have received several calls advising that their office phone number was appearing on call display from a caller requesting money. 

The scammer uses the line, "We have your husband in judicial custody and he needs money for a lawyer".

The RCMP remind the public it does not ask for funds over the phone on behalf of those in custody. 

Anyone who receives these types of calls is asked to contact their local detachment or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.