Scam calls get short shrift

Editor:

I recently received two phone calls from someone purporting to be from Public Service Canada.

Editor:

I recently received two phone calls from someone purporting to be from Public Service Canada. She said my email had been hacked and I was plugging up their server with spam.

Obviously it was a variant of the Microsoft scam, but it was close enough that someone without their antenna up could be deceived.

Trying to report this got to be really interesting very quickly.

I called Public Service Canada and informed them of this scam. They called me back two days later, not really very concerned and told me to call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the local police.

Can’t get through to the anti-fraud centre. Their website was not set up to deal with this sort of scam.

Called the local RCMP, but they do not deal with this and was passed off to Industry Canada.

They took the info but were not really interested in the claim either. They deal with different kinds of scams. Referred me back to the anti-fraud centre.

I was hoping that there was someone who would care enough to notify the public, but I guess not.

I am surprised at the buck passing, but I guess I really should not be.

Ray Friesen, White Rock