Merritt RCMP are warning the public of another telephone scam in the area this time involving the detachment.
Cpl. Brock Hedrick reported that several area residents have been contacted by phone by individuals claiming to be members of the Merritt RCMP, then request the locals' personal information and Social Insurance Number. He added that the culprits are cunning as they use the local detachments' phone number as proof of authenticity.
Hedrick reminded residents that the RCMP never call and request such information and that you should never give those details out over the phone.
If you are unsure who you are talking to and to ensure it is an RCMP officer, hang up and call the detachment to confirm the officer's identity.