LETTER: Phone scam has become annoying

Dear Editor:

I’ve had frequent phone calls from an outfit that says that I had a PC service contract with them in the past and that this outfit will take $299.95 out of my bank account for automatic renewal unless I respond.

These same calls have come from a different phone number each time.

READ ALSO: Phone scam targets Summerland resident

READ ALSO: RCMP warn of tax phone scam reported in Okanagan

Out of curiosity, I called one of those numbers and a foreign-sounding voice told me that I’d get a refund, and all I had to do was give the caller my email address.

Of course, I didn’t do this, and I also talked to my bank manager.

This threatened sum of money could not automatically be taken out of my account.

What the caller probably wanted was my email address so that my computer could be hacked.

Please report this scam. Sometimes I have had calls as early as 6 a.m., and I saw that one of the calls came from the island of Grenada.

This has become tediously annoying!

Marilyn Hansen

Summerland

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Wire Service

Share
Published by
Wire Service

Recent Posts

  • Home2
  • News

Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

The fire was reported around 2 a.m. Saturday morning

21 mins ago
  • Home2
  • News

Conservation officers on the hunt for North Okanagan moose poachers

Officers execute search warrant Friday morning, investigation continues

54 mins ago
  • Home2
  • News

Vehicle incident closes parts of Highway 1 north of Boston Bar

Initial reports of a jack-knifed semi truck had closed both directions of the highway

1 hour ago
  • Trending Now
  • Video

VIDEO: These are the top toys this Christmas, B.C. toy experts say

Consider the play value of a game, staff at Toy Traders say

3 hours ago
  • Home2
  • News

Canada Post carrier seriously injured after dog attack in Greater Victoria

The employee was bitten on the hand and arm

3 hours ago
  • Home2
  • News

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

3 hours ago