Rimbey RCMP is warning residents of scams using the COVID-19 outbreak as a cover.
Scams associated with the global pandemic have been cropping up, feeding on people’s fear, uncertainty and misinformation during a difficult time.
“Fraudsters are exploiting the crisis to facilitate fraud and cyber-crime,” Rimbey RCMP said in a press release.
Scammers are using many different means to attempt to exploit innocent victims.
There have been a number of reported scams concerning COVID-19.
These scams include door-to-door salespeople, and people posing as an official from the Red Cross.
RCMP say they following scams that have been reported: Cleaning or heating companies – offering duct cleaning services or air filters to protect from COVID-19