Richmond RCMP warn of “false boss” scam

B.C., Richmond

2020-01-16 11:15 PST

Richmond RCMP is warning the community of a scam involving new employees.

Jeopardy is attached when using any type of social media app and is especially dangerous when an app is based in a foreign country and permits monetary transactions. To date, we have seen one instance of this type of scam. We anticipate other occurrences may be forthcoming with awareness of this type of scam, says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

We must re-iterate that variations of this can exist and may have occurred in other areas beyond Richmond adds Cpl. Hwang. We strongly urge that anyone who believes that they may have been a victim of a similar scam to contact the Richmond RCMP or the police of their jurisdiction. 

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Cpl. Dennis Hwang

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189


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