Beware of new Bell Aliant phone scam: Woodstock police

A new phone scam going around New Brunswick is sounding alarm bells for the Woodstock Police Force.

The force is telling New Brunswickers to be aware of scripted scam calls and emails, where a person presents themselves as a Bell Aliant employee.

Police say the scammer might even know some personal information.

“You may be offered 40 per cent off of their current deal. A link is then sent to your email or by text,” reads a Facebook post from the force.

“If you click on this link, the individual(s) involved can gain access to your computer and potential information relating to banking, social media accounts, etc.”

Investigators say residents should get the caller’s name if they believe it’s legitimate. They’re asked to contact the company directly, give the caller’s name and ask about the offer.

However, residents are urged not to call any number the scammer may try to give out.

“Sometimes an offer that is too good to be true just might be a scam,” police say.

%d bloggers like this: