Protect yourself from potential fraud

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Protect yourself from potential fraud

July 6, 2018, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia . . . The RCMP is asking the public to be aware of a vehicle that has been involved in several suspicious incidents in Nova Scotia. A white 2018 Ford Explorer with Quebec plate FNA7026 has been involved in several incidents where the occupants, a woman and two men, stop members of the public in their vehicles and ask for money for fuel. They also tell people they have jewelry for sale at what is believed to be inflated prices.

While no criminal offences have been reported, the public is being alerted to these incidents to ensure they are aware of the possibility that this may be a fraud scam. As with any fraud scam, police would like to remind citizens that they should never share personal or financial information with an unknown source. In addition, taking a moment to verify the authenticity of the goods or services that you are purchasing could be the best investment you will make.

Anyone who feels they have been a victim of fraud is asked to report it to the RCMP by calling 1-800-803-RCMP, or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.