RCMP in New Brunswick are warning people to be cautious about accepting e-transfers.
It comes after three people were defrauded more than $20,000 in northeastern New Brunswick.
Police says the victims received what appeared to be an e-transfer of money by email.
“By clicking the link to accept the e-transfer, a person unknowingly gives the fraudsters access to the e-transfer recipient’s bank accounts and any credit cards that are linked to the accounts,” said the RCMP in a news release.
“The fraudsters can then withdraw money and use the credit cards for fraudulent purchases.”
Mounties say if you are not aware of who is sending the e-transfer, do not click the link and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
If you have clicked the link and believe you have been defrauded, you should report it to your local police.
Written by Brad Perry for Country 94