Mission residents warned after suspicious calls

Caller is impersonating District of Mission employees and seeking personal information

Mission residents warned after suspicious calls

Several reports of calls from someone impersonating District of Mission employees seeking personal information has Mission RCMP warning the public to be vigilant.

Police received several complaints over the last few days of a person contacting residents and stating they are a District of Mission employee.

The caller stated they wished to come by the residents’ homes and conduct checks with regard to their water. They also made inquiries in attempts to obtain the personal information and details of the comings and goings of residents of the homes.

Mission RCMP confirmed the calls are not coming from employees of the District of Mission.

Sgt. Shaun Wright said the intentions of the suspect are not known, “but these occurrences are highly suspicious in nature and are being taken seriously by police who are concerned about protecting the public and their property.”

RCMP say unsolicited calls of this nature are often related to suspects involved in committing property crimes such as fraud or break and enter. RCMP are reminding the public to never provide any personal information or details of their activities to persons they do not know over the phone.

The District of Mission does not typically contact residents by phone for upcoming maintenance and repair work. All District of Mission employees have municipal identification and will produce it upon request.

Residents can contact the District of Mission at 604-820-3700 to confirm the legitimacy of anyone claiming to represent public works or any other municipal department.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.

If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. A cash reward of up to $2,000 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest and charge.