The Tracadie RCMP would like to advise the public to be aware of an e-transfer scam in the Acadian Peninsula following three reports of fraud.
Since June 29, 2020, the Tracadie RCMP has received three reports of individuals receiving what appears to be an e-transfer of money which resulted in the victims being defrauded over $20,000. By clicking the link to accept the e-transfer, a person unknowingly gives the fraudsters access to the e-transfer recipient's bank accounts and any credit cards that are linked to the accounts. The fraudsters can then withdraw money and use the credit cards for fraudulent purchases.
If you have received similar messages and are not aware of who is sending the e-transfer please do not click the link and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
If you have clicked the link and believe you have been defrauded please contact your local police and report it. You should also keep an eye for any unauthorized purchases or bank transfers associated to your bank accounts.
For more information on how to protect yourself from frauds and scams please got to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for tips.
The Tracadie RCMP is continuing to investigate the frauds.