Revelstoke RCMP warns of phone scam

The Revelstoke RCMP is warning of a scam where people are receiving phone calls offering to repair their computer.

The Revelstoke RCMP is warning of a scam where people are receiving phone calls offering to repair their computer.

“There has been a recent rash of these types of incidents in Revelstoke where the caller provides the serial number to your computer and advises that they will repair for a fee,” said Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky in a news release. “These have proven to be scams each time. The person is only seeking a credit card number to charge a large sum of money to your account.”

Grabinsky warns these are not legitimate businesses and to only trust your computer with appropriate businesses, preferably those approved by the Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau.

“If you have provided your credit card information to these types of callers please ensure to contact the police as well as contact your credit card company and advise them of the incident,” he said.

The RCMP is asking anyone with further information or who has been a target of this scam to contact them at 250-837-5255 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.