Mounties in Nova Scotia warn public after reports of another phone scam


RCMP in Nova Scotia are warning the public about a phone scam in which callers pose as family members.

Mounties in Lunenburg County say they received two complaints Thursday from people who received calls from people pretending to be relatives.

The caller stated they had been involved in an accident or collision and suffered facial injuries.

The caller then said that they were in jail and asked for bail money to be sent to a bank account.

Police say the scam may also involve someone posing as a lawyer who requests money for a similar situation. The caller seems to know personal details such as name, age, address and family relationship.

RCMP say people should not send any money but instead contact the family member involved to confirm their whereabouts.