Fraud alert

Halifax Regional PoliceHalifax Regional Police is advising citizens, particularly seniors, of a recurring scam.

The scam involves a person contacting the victim and claiming to represent the financial institution where the victim does business.

They tell the victim that the bank suspects an employee has tampered with and possibly stolen from customers’ accounts.

They then request the senior assist in their investigation by withdrawing a specified amount of cash from his/her account.

The cash is then to be handed over to a “bank official” at a pre-determined location.

This is the fifth time since 2007 that similar incidents have been reported.

Halifax Regional Police recommends citizens not give money or personal information to anyone, whether solicitation occurs by telephone or in person, unless you have initiated the contact or you are certain of the identification of the individual and the legitimacy of the organization they claim to represent.

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