Police are warning the public of a recent series of incidences of fraud.
One person’s bank account was debited $5,000 after he provided his personal information in response to an e-mail indicating he had an outstanding tax bill.
A second person sent $2,500 while trying to purchase a puppy online.
The money was sent electronically to someone the purchaser had never met.
Police would like to caution people about divulging any personal information in response to unsolicited requests and to use caution when sending money, especially when the money is being sent internationally.
The Williams Lake RCMP are asking the public to contact police with information about this incident or any other crime at (250) 392-6211 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Crime stoppers also subscribes to web tips at www.bccrimestoppers.com