Scam gas rebate card surfaces

Canim Lake resident gets targeted in mail, on phone

Another scam has reared its ugly head in the South Cariboo, this time involving both mail and phone fraud.

A Canim Lake resident says she got a yellow card about four-by-five inches in size in the mail.

“We have been trying to reach you about your uncollected reward,” it states. “You have been selected to receive $100 in gas rebates valid at Shell, Esso, Petro-Canada and more.”

It goes on to ask her to call in toll-free for complete details on how to “claim your reward.”

She then spoke to someone who had her correct phone number, address and postal code, and then asked for name of her credit card company and expiry date – but she hung up the phone when he asked for the 16-digits on the front of the card.

The Canim Lake woman says she wants her neighbours and the community at large to be aware of this scam.

See the full story in the Oct. 1, 100 Mile House Free Press.