Email scam in Ucluelet

A potential email scam arrived in local inboxes last week.

“A member has brought it to my attention that there is a person known to people here in Ucluelet, who has been circulating an email requesting emergency funds,” read an email circulated to Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce members on Nov. 21. “This member is doubtful that this email is legitimate.” The chamber’s executive director Sally Mole told the Westerly san email, signed by a well-known local, is believed to be fake.

She suggested this type of email scam is somewhat common with a generic message along the lines of a person being stuck out of town and needing money immediately.

Mole urges locals to be wary of any suspicious correspondence they receive.

“Just be careful and be very aware,” she said, encouraging anyone who comes across an email they believe to be a scam to contact the chamber office as well as the Ucluelet RCMP.