Police warn of possible door-to-door scam in Courtenay
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It looks as though there’s a scammer making the rounds in Courtenay.
The Comox Valley RCMP has received three reports of a woman going door-to-door, asking for money for the homeless and/or seniors who can’t afford groceries.
She was reportedly going to houses in the Crown Isle neighbourhood on April 27th and 29th, and again on May 2nd.
In one case, she made her way inside a house and was sitting with the elderly resident before being asked to leave.
“This woman claims to be collecting money for a legitimate charity; however, this is still under investigation” said Comox Valley RCMP spokesperson, Const. Monika Terragni.
“Regardless, no door-to-door solicitation should be happening right now considering the physical distancing guidelines in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
As the investigation continues, the Comox Valley RCMP is reminding you to be vigilant and report any and all suspicious behaviour to police.
If you feel that you have been a victim of a COVID-19 fraud and have lost money as a result, you’re asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and make a report.
For more on COVID-19 related scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.