Lower Mainland getting "blanketed" with scam call of woman in distress: police

Feb 28 2020, 7:37 pm

A new type of phone scam seems to have popped up across the Lower Mainland, and Vancouver police say the region is being “blanketed” with calls to unsuspecting victims.

According to recipients, the call features what sounds like the voice of a woman who appears to be in distress.

On Twitter, VPD confirmed they are aware of the scam making the rounds, saying the number comes from an African area code.

They urge people to “always err on the side of caution and call 9-1-1 if you feel someone may need immediate help.”

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