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RCMP seeing spike in scams on Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast RCMP say they’re seeing an upswing in scams.

In the past couple of weeks one person has reported being taken in by a fraudulent on-line add for a condo rental in Whistler.

Another person lost money through the so-called  “grandson” scam, to someone pretending to be a friend of a relative in legal trouble in Quebec.

There’s also a false lotto win scam making the rounds, and a phishing attempt where a caller tries to get access to people’s computers by claiming to be with Microsoft.

RCMP have not put a dollar figure on the recent losses.

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They’re encouraging people to stay current with the latest scams by checking with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at

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