News archive - July 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Scam alert - Automated telephone calls

Please be aware of an ongoing phone scam targeting international students and newcomers. Across Canada, people are receiving automated phone calls from individuals claiming to be from the Chinese embassy/consulate. These calls incorrectly tell recipients that they've been implicated in a crime, involved in a fraud investigation, or have a parcel that needs to be picked up. Recipients are instructed to pay money to the caller and/or to isolate from friends and families, go into hiding, and not answer phone calls.