Public Announcements

Bank Investigator Scam

Stryker-fraud

April 21, 2017

Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint today regarding a fraud of approximately $25,000. Victim reports she received a telephone call from an individual purporting to be an bank investigator, who was working with the RCMP investigating a large internal bank fraud. Victim was instructed her cooperation was required to investigate this fraud, and that part of this required her to send $900 via Western Union to an address, and that her money would be returned.

Furthermore victim was instructed to purchase 320 iTunes Cards, and to provide the code for each individual card, to which she complied; fraudster proceeded to validate iTunes Cards for monetary worth. Later victim was also instructed to withdraw approximately $100,000 and to wait for further instructions. Fortunately this victim did not continue communications with this particular fraudster; police are continuing with their investigation.

Police would like to make the public aware of this scam, and all others having a similar theme. Police and bank investigators do not conduct business using any of the above mentioned methods. Please contact your local police agency if you feel you have been defrauded.

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