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Service Alberta warns of text scam involving licence plate sticker refunds

Canadians have lost more than half a million dollars to text message scams so far this year.
Canadians have lost more than half a million dollars to text message scams so far this year. Carlina Teteris / Getty Images

Service Alberta said it is not offering drivers refunds after eliminating licence plate stickers following multiple reports of a new scam.

According to a news release, Albertans will receive a text message claiming to be from Service Alberta offering a $120 refund for licence plate stickers.

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Alberta eliminated the use of the stickers at the beginning of 2021.

People who click the link are directed to input their banking information so they can receive a refund by direct deposit.

“These messages are not from Service Alberta,” the province said Monday.

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Alberta encourages anyone who receives a similar text message to not click any link or input any personal or banking information.

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Anyone who has fallen victim to this or any other scam should call their local police department.

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