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Government of Nunavut warns of texting scam

Do not click the link sent to you, says consumer affairs
The Government of Nunavut is warning residents about fraudulent text messages being sent to people regarding a purported adjustment to the Northern allowance. It is a scam, according to the GN. File photo

Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services’ consumer affairs division is warning Nunavummiut of fraudulent text messages being sent about a Northern allowance adjustment.

The associated message, along with a link reads, “Your Northern allowance was recalculated, and we’ve sent you an adjustment”

The territorial government is encouraging people not to respond to these text messages and to restrain from clicking the associated link.

Nunavummiut are also encouraged to reports of scam and fraud to consumer affairs at, or 1-866-793-3321 or your local RCMP.