Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador – Burin Peninsula RCMP have received a complaint of people being asked for their Personal Identification Number (PIN) when using their debit or credit cards at local shops due to Covid-19 measures. Police remind the public that your PIN number should never be given out, regardless of the reason for the request.
Please consider other methods of contactless purchase like using a glove or a q-tip to push buttons on the debit machine PIN pad or using tap. For more information on public safety during Covid19 please refer to the Gov NL webpage.
If you are a victim of fraud or suspect you have been scammed, make a report to your local detachment and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or call 1-888-495-8501.
Burin Peninsula RCMP
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