RCMP warn of fraudsters after SIN info in Lunenburg County

CELLPHONE FRAUD

Lunenburg District RCMP says they've received several calls about fraudsters contacting residents in an attempt to get their Social Insurance Number (SIN).

One man confirmed the last three digits of his SIN to the caller, and then realized what he had done and notified police.

The RCMP says legitimate companies will never call to ask anyone for credit or financial information over the phone.

They may ask you to verify personal details if you call them first.

If you receive a call from anyone who asks for your personal or financial information, you can request their phone number, do some research of your own, and call them back if you've determined they are legitimate.