Posted at 5:32 pm on March 2, 2015

Antigonish RCMP says culprits are contacting people in the local area by way of telephone scams.  RCMP say the Publisher’s Clearing House scam is involved in their investigation.  Police say the fraudster contacts the victim, in many cases a senior, and tells them they won the sweepstakes or they are the second place winner. They promise delivery of the winnings; however, en route they get delayed and cannot deliver unless they receive some money from the potential victim. Police say don’t fall for it!    Meanwhile, another involves Government of Canada back taxes.  RCMP say seniors are targeted in this scam too.  Antigonish RCMP say is an appropriate time to raise these issues because March is Fraud Prevention month.