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Attempted fraud, be aware!

Posted on: Mar 15, 2022

One of our Concordia community members received a fraudulent phone call  late yesterday afternoon. The caller claimed to be “Officer Tom” from the Concordia security department and accused the person of causing a collision and that he was following up on a grievance from April last year. He had some personal information and asked for other personal information. Fortunately, our community member was alert and suspicious of the validity of the call and proceeded to ask questions of the caller and when the caller avoided answering they hung up and called Concordia Security on 780 479 8761.  Our community member did exactly what we should do when we suspect something isn’t right.  Trust your instincts, when something doesn’t seem right question the person, if you aren’t satisfied with their answer hang up, note down any details soon after the call and contact the organization directly to verify the information. You may also check the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm and report it and the Edmonton Police Service 780 423 4567. If the caller says they are from Concordia Security contact us to verify the call on 780 479 8761 or come and see us in office P106-C.