Smithers phone fraudster posing as Legion representative

Smithers RCMP say fraudster is asking for donations to the Royal Canadian Legion.

Smithers RCMP are warning of a telephone scam.

Smithers RCMP are warning of a telephone scam.

Smithers RCMP said in a release last week that they have received reports from different community members that an unknown person has been calling people claiming to be a representative of the Royal Canadian Legion.

The caller then states they are looking for donations on behalf of the Legion. Police said a spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Legion told them that the Legion does not seek donations in this manner and whoever the caller is, that person is not affiliated with the Royal Canadian Legion.

Police wished to remind the public that if you receive a call of this nature to not provide any personal information, including credit card information.

If you receive a telephone call, an email or a text that you feel may be fraudulent in nature, you are asked to call the RCMP.