Telephone Scam through Phony Parking Ticket Calls

December 17, 2015

The City of Courtenay has received reports that members of the public have received phone calls from someone claiming to be from the city, and requesting payment for parking tickets. These calls are not coming from us. The City of Courtenay does not call about parking tickets, and would never request banking information over the phone.

If you receive a similar phone call, please report the call to the City of Courtenay at 250-334-4441, the Comox Valley RCMP non-emergency line at 250-338-1321, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495- 8501.

Don’t be a victim to phone scams or other scams. Get more information and educate yourself and your loved ones on the various types of frauds explained at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online: