RCMP issue warning after Eastern Passage resident scammed for more than $100,000

RCMP have issued a warning after a man in Eastern Passage, N.S., was defrauded of more than $100,000.

Police say that on April 23, the victim received a call from a person who said they were with the Mega Millions lottery and that he had won $18,000,000 and a brand new Mercedes.

The victim was directed to deposit money into different accounts at different banks.

Anyone who suspects they may be the victim of fraud or have been tricked into giving personal or financial information are recommended to contact their local police service.

They are also asked to report any calls that they suspect to be fraudulent attempts to gain information or money to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by phone at 1-888-495-8501 or online at www.antifraudcentre.ca

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