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Resident warns of phone scam

John Tucker is warning others in Williams Lake of a telephone scam where telemarketers use a local citizen’s phone number.

“On Sunday, a lady was called in town by a telemarketer,” Tucker told the Tribune Tuesday. “They wanted her to press one and she hung up on them.”

When she checked her call display, it said unknown, but Tucker’s phone number appeared.

She called and asked if he had called her.

“I told her we hadn’t,” Tucker said, adding a few hours later another woman in the area received a similar call. “The common denominator in both calls was a chance to win a trip with WestJet and to push one for more information.”

Tucker contacted the RCMP and was told to file his complaint with phone busters.

“Thankfully the lady I was talking to had the presence of mind to hang up,” he said.

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