Phone scammer targeting West Kelowna

A West Kelowna resident received a threatening phone call this week from someone pretending to work for the city.

In a release sent out yesterday - the City of West Kelowna says it heard from a customer saying her mother had received a phone call on Tuesday from someone trying to scam some cash.

The caller demanded an immediate payment and threatened to turn off the woman's water.

West Kelowna RCMP has been told about the incident - and the City reminds everyone it does not accept credit cards, nor does it request payments or financial information over the phone.