613-927-9757 “Martin Watson” extortion scam

If you receive an automated call from “Martin Watson” at “Criminal investigation Division Head Office” telling you to call 613-927-9757, it is best to ignore it. This is an extortion scam where the scammer will attempt to make you send them money using gift cards and similar difficult-to-trace methods.

Please note that if you call them back, the scammers will use your caller ID/phone directory information to complete their scam, so unless you are a professional anti-scammer, the best response is to ignore the call. The scam message was made by a computer and many, many calls are made every day – the scammers won’t interact with you unless you call them back.

For anti-scam professionals: these scammers are using services from a Malaysia-based telecommunications company.

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