Fake call from City a sign of a scam

Question who you are really talking to as possible phone scam hits Cranbrook.

If you receive a phone call from the City of Cranbrook about environmental air control, be careful, because it could be a scam.

RCMP is warning Cranbrook residents to be aware of a possible phone scam that was reported here last week.

On March 7, the City of Cranbrook received a complaint that someone was calling residents, claiming to be a City representative, and asking the resident to take part in a survey about environmental air control.

“The caller asks questions about allergies and smoking in the home. After asking questions, the caller invites the resident to enter a contest,” said Cpl. Pat Prefontaine in a news release Friday.

In fact, the City of Cranbrook doesn’t take part in any sort of phone solicitation. If you receive this kind of call, take note that the caller might not be who they claim to be.

“The Cranbrook RCMP would like to remind the people of Cranbrook that telephone scams are very common and one way to protect yourself is to identify the company or person you are speaking to. Do not give out personal information to anyone you do not know and trust. As always, if something seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t,” said Cpl. Prefontaine.

If anyone has information about these phone calls, please contact Cst. Haley Pinfold at Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471.