Charlottetown Police Services are warning the public of a phone scam received over the weekend.
A call was received from a 613 area code, the caller identified himself as David and was calling from Service Canada. He advised that the victims accounts were being frozen as they had been compromised and that the victim should withdraw all money and send to him via bitcoin deposit. The scammer also provided a gmail account.
The public is asked to be vigilant when receiving calls of this nature. Payment requests via bitcoin should always raise red flags.