Bulletin: Text Messages Targeting Youth

Bulletin: Text Messages Targeting Youth


All Grandparents, parents, and anyone with a youth in their life, please take note of this alert. Although this has been reported in British Columbia, similar scams are happening across Canada.


The CAFC has received a report of a potential new extortion scam targeting youth. In this scam,

  • the suspect sends a text message claiming to be from The Fraser Health Child Abuse and Neglect – Maple Ridge Services.
  • The suspect says they’ve received multiple reports of child abuse and need to talk to the parent involved.
  • They threaten that if the youth doesn’t share the number, they’ll come to their house and take their family to the police.


EXAMPLE TEXT – This is a sample of a text that is being sent to youth. This is a Scam. 



This is a scam! If your child gets this message, contact your local police and report it to the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre


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