Niagara Regional Police warn of phone scammers posing as NRP officials

CKTB - NEWS - Phone Scam

Officials with the Niagara Regional Police are warning residents about scammers posing as officers.

The scam is very similar to several others making the rounds; a scammer will call a local number and claim to represent the police service.

The caller will tell the resident there is a warrant for their arrest and will then ask them for personal banking information and their social insurance number.

NRP officials say scammers are now using technology that can cause the phone display to show a local Niagara telephone number or an NRPS registered telephone number.

Niagara Regional Police do not call asking for banking information or negotiate payments for fines over the phone or at the side of the road.