Posts Tagged ‘extortion scam’

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.

About 613-366-6717 (extortion scam phone number)


If you receive a phone message demanding that you call (613) 366-6717 otherwise there will be some sort of legal trouble, ignore it. This number leads to an extortion scammer who will demand that you pay them money through cash, wire transfers and/or gift cards. They do not represent any government or law enforcement agency. If they persist in calling you, report the matter to your local police.