If you get a call from someone claiming you've won a free trip with WestJet

Revelstoke RCMP warn of WestJet phone scam

Revelstoke RCMP warn about scam where someone claims to be offering free trip from Westjet.

Have you received a mysterious call recently from someone identifying themselves as a WestJet employee offering you a free trip?

If so, you are likely the victim of a scam.

The Revelstoke RCMP issued a warning about the possible scam after several reports were received from local residents.

“The Revelstoke RCMP has, in consultation with WestJet, determined that WestJet does not conduct any phone promotion or solicitation. If you receive this call, it is suggested to not provide any personal information and conclude the phone call immediately,” said Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky in a news release. “As the saying goes, ‘If it is too good to be true, then it probably is.'”

The phone calls show an 837 prefix, indicating they are from a local number.

Grabinsky said the automated calls are likely from someone that is trying to steal your personal information. The caller will often state you’re a valued guest and are eligible for a prize. They will try to get hold of information like your credit card number or bank account details.

“Telephone scammers are impersonating WestJet in an attempt to steal your personal information,” said Grabinsky. “WestJet does not use telemarketers or share guests’ personal information. If you receive a call indicating that you’ve won WestJet points/miles or are a preferred customer please hang up.”

Visit the site www.antifraudcentre.ca for more information on this and other scams.

 

 

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