Another scam targeting personal information

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The Ottawa Police Service would like to make the public aware about a scam whereby phone calls are received from the “Marriott Hotel”. People are being asked for personal information over the phone.

Marriott International is aware that people have been receiving calls about a “free Marriott Hotel rooms” prize. The Marriott takes privacy and security seriously and assures you that this call is a scam and did not come from Marriott International or any of its affiliates.

The Ottawa Police would like to remind the public that no personal identification or banking information, including credit card information, should ever be given over the phone to strangers. As well, you cannot “win” a prize for a contest that you have not entered.

You can view more Fraud Prevention tips at www.ottawapolice.ca <http://tinyurl.com/nr7haqw>

Anyone with information regarding this type of identity fraud is asked to call the Ottawa Police Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5433. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.


OttawaStart Staff

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