Canadian Cash Awards scam offers senior $3.5M

Date: March 2, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News
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Complaints about Canadian Cash Awards date back to 2014

By Kevin Yarr, CBC News Posted: Mar 01, 2017 7:57 AM AT

A retired RCMP officer is warning Prince Edward Islanders to beware of a phone scam after he received a call at his home in Charlottetown this past week.

Robert Campbell said he was told by the caller that he'd won $3.5 million through the Canadian Cash Awards, after his name was selected from a pool of 500,000 seniors.

Campbell said it was clear to him it was a scam as he'd never entered his name in such a draw, but he's worried some others may fall for it, and turn over their credit card or financial information to claim their prize 

"I would say somebody who's unaware and doesn't have an advocate for them would say 'Wow, this is great.' And go hook, line, and sinker," said Campbell.

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