RCMP investigating new scam

December 17, 2021
Maccan, Nova Scotia

News release

Cumberland County District RCMP is investigating a scam where unknown persons contacted an elderly man and set up telecommunications accounts in his name fraudulently.

On December 14, police received a complaint of two brand new iPhones being received by an elderly man in Maccan. The man had not purchased the phones and had no idea where they came from. Police began an investigation and learned that the two phones were linked to a fraudulent account in the man's name.

While police were at the man's home, a person claiming to be from Bell called wanting to set up internet and advised that the phones had been mislabelled and were supposed to be returned to a Montreal address.

RCMP is continuing to investigate the matter and it is likely that this incident occurred due to identity fraud. The RCMP is notifying the public of this scam and asking that should you receive any packages that you are not expecting, to immediately contact the company from which the package was received. Please then contact your local police or RCMP detachment so that the matter can be investigated.

File #: 2021-1855535


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154

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