Comox Valley RCMP warn of possible door-to-door scammer in Courtenay area

Comox Valley RCMP warn of possible door-to-door scammer in Courtenay area
Comox Valley RCMP are warning residents of possible door-to-door scammer in Courtenay area.

Police in the Comox Valley are warning residents about an ongoing scam in the community.

According to Comox Valley RCMP, they’ve received three reports of a woman going door-to-door and “soliciting money for the homeless or seniors” that cannot afford groceries.

The woman is reported to have been seen approaching houses in the Crown Isle neighbourhood of Courtenay on April 27, April 29 and May 2.

Police say in one case, the woman was found inside in a home “sitting with the elderly resident” before being asked to leave.

“This woman claims to be collecting money for a legitimate charity; however, this is still under investigation. Regardless, no door-to-door solicitation should be happening right now considering the physical distancing guidelines in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Const. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP media relations officer, said in a press release.

Comox Valley RCMP investigators are continuing to “examine the circumstances surrounding this woman going door-to-door asking for money” and are reminding residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to them.

Anyone believed to have been a victim of a COVID-19 fraud and have lost money as a result, can call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and make a report.

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