According to Kingston Police, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) has been receiving reports of fraudulent phone calls claiming to be from government agencies offering assistance for Hurricane Fiona.
The following message was provided by the CAFC in a release from Kingston Police:
The CAFC is receiving reports of suspects calling victims claiming to be from the government and offering financial assistance for flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona. Suspects are asking for personal information and will ask you to purchase gift cards. This is a scam! The government will not call you and ask for personal information or for gift card payments.
Anyone who has been the victim of this scam is asked to contact Kingston Police by completing an online report or by calling 613-549-4660, and to also contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by calling 1-888-495-8501.