Haliburton Highlands OPP have received complaint of a scam whereby a phone call is received indicating you have won 12.5 million dollars and a brand new car.
The caller goes on to say that your money and car are held up at the border and all you need to do is pay the $3500.00 in taxes due on the money and the car. You will be provided with a false name of a Customs officer and call back numbers that are false. You will be offered the option to pay with your credit card, trans-union or money order and in some cases they may ask you to pay in gift cards or I-tunes cards.
Be aware that the above is a scam.
You should never provide any personal information like credit card numbers or banking information to anyone you have not contacted for services. If you did not enter a contest for the above prizes this also should be a clue that something is wrong. Legitimate business will not accept gift cards or I tunes cards as payment.
If you would like information on scams currently and previously active contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501or online at: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm