RCMP Warning Of Fake Mountie

The Windsor detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is warning the public about a phone scam where the caller says he’s an RCMP officer.

Police say residents living in the area report getting a phone call from a man who says they have a legal problem that needs immediate attention. He threatens to come to their house and arrest them if they don’t do as he says. An investigation confirms the caller does not represent the RCMP or any other police service.

The calls appear to be coming from a 647 area code, so police believe the caller is using a spoofing technique meant to disguise his true caller ID.

If you get a similar phone call, call the Windsor RCMP at 519-948-5287 ext. 222 or 1-800-387-0020. You should also call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.