The City of Kingston has received reports from people who have received phone calls from fraudsters apparently using the City’s phone number – 613-546-0000. If you receive a recorded call from the City’s phone number, hang up. The City is not sending out recorded messages to phones, at this time.
The City has received several reports of such calls – most of which feature a recording threatening to put the person in jail due to an outstanding warrant. The City has made Kingston Police aware of these calls.
If you receive a suspicious call:
- Do not provide any personal information including utility account or credit card account numbers.
- Report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. This agency collects information on fraud and works closely with police to solve these crimes.