White Rock residents warned of water-testing scam

White Rock residents warned of water-testing scam

City says seniors likely target of calls seeking household water quality and consumption info

The City of White Rock is warning residents about a potential phone scam in which free water testing is offered to residents.

A news release sent Wednesday afternoon and an online posting said the city had heard from a resident who had received a phone call inquiring about water consumption and needs.

Among questions the resident was asked were her age, whether she lived alone and whether she showered alone. A followup call told her she had won free water testing and suggesting that someone would come to her home to take water samples.

The city advises that this is likely a “scam targeting seniors” and suggests that anyone who receives a call like this should report it to White Rock RCMP using the non-emergency number (778-593-3600).

Residents are also directed to review crime prevention tips from White Rock RCMP on the city website (www.whiterockcity.ca) for more information on protection against fraud, home invasion and seniors abuse.