Sarnia Police recently received a spate of calls from residents alarmed by an attempted phone scam.
Each had received a call from someone claiming to be from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and stating that money was owed.
The individual on the phone instructs the person called to withdraw a large sum of money from their bank and deposit it into an account at a different bank.
No one from the RCMP, or any other police service, would call to say they are owed money, Sarnia Police say.
If you get such a call, do not provide personal information and simply hang up, police advise.