Businesses in Newfoundland are being warned of a new telephone scam.
CPR Call Blocker, makers of a call-blocking device in the U.S., says the scam involves a caller claiming to be a local police officer encouraging donations to a community cause the business may have supported in the past.
The caller goes on to ask whether or not the business will be continuing to support a local police community publication with a small donation. An apparent “colleague” of the caller then calls within 10 minutes of the original call asking for payment. If challenged to provide a telephone number to call back, the caller claims to have forgotten his number.