Regina police are warning people about a scam they’ve come across recently. It’s well known, and has been dubbed the “bank inspector scam”.
The scam goes like this. You will be contacted by someone claiming to be a manager from your bank telling you that one of your accounts has been compromised. They will then tell you that a teller has withdrawn money from your account. When that money does not show up on any statement, the scammer will ask to use your account in an investigation.
You will then be told to withdraw a specific amount of cash from a teller, after which you will meet with the supposed bank manager somewhere other than the bank. After meeting, you hand over the money as part of the investigation, only to have the scammer make off with the money.
The scammer is described as a six-foot-six Caucasian man in his 50s, clean shaven, with no accent. He has been reported as wearing a dark baseball cap, dark pants, and a long sleeved shirt.
If you suspect that you have been a victim of this type of scam, call your bank and report it to the Regina Police Service 306-777-6500 or your local police agency.