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Scammer impersonates Comox Town employee
An elderly resident of Comox has been defrauded $500, by a man who claimed to be working with the Town of Comox.
The victim, on Holly Place, answered her door to a Caucasian man on Friday, April 20th. He told her a water main needed to be fixed in front of her home. In order for this work to be completed the man said she needed to pay $500 towards the repair costs. The elderly woman paid the man in cash, then he just left.
"The Town of Comox confirmed there were no repairs needed, nor would they ever canvass residents to pay for services in this manner," says RCMP Constable Nicole Hall.
"The Comox Valley RCMP would like to warn people not to pay for services, in cash or otherwise unless they are known to the resident or have shown proper credentials and identification."
The RCMP believe this man has attempted the same scam on other residents in the area and are hoping to gather more information.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at (250)338-1321. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave a tip at www.bccrimestoppers.com.
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