News

View Royal woman falls for grandparent scam

The West Shore, among other communities in Greater Victoria has been hit with the fraudulent grandparent scam.

Residents are receiving calls from people pretending to be a child or grandchild who has gotten in trouble overseas and requires money.

Last week West Shore RCMP received three calls from residents who received these phone calls. One was a woman in View Royal who sent out $8,000.

If you receive these phone calls do not sent money," said Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz. "Make contact with other family members to confirm or deny that it's true."

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Emission limits set for B.C. LNG producers
 
Housing money reinstated by Victoria council
 
Nigerians await news on missing girls
Farrah Fawcett dies age 62
 
Council delegations have plenty to say
 
Life on the other side of the fence
Search and rescue veteran in Alberni retires after 47 years
 
Alberni waives Glenwood rental fee for Remembrance Day
 
Spill could kill tourism, shellfish, say Parksville protesters

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.