Deer Lake RCMP are warning the public about a phone scam that recently occured at a hotel in the Deer Lake area.
An unknown person posed as the hotel’s front desk staff and called each of the guest rooms.
The caller advised the guest there was a problem with their credit card being swiped and the front desk needed to re-enter their credit card information.
A guest of the hotel provided the caller with their credit card information. Moments later they were contacted by their bank and advised of an online purchase made on their account from a business in the US. No funds were lost.
The matter is under investigation.