Citizens in the Portage area have become victims of a phone scam.


Constable Dave Spakowski of the Portage RCMP notes they've received reports of the scam in St. Claude and the City of Portage.

He adds if you receive a suspicious call to contact the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre or Phonebusters at

Spakowski explains the scam is telling citizens they have won a big prize and to obtain more information you must dial nine.

Once dialling nine the scammer has access to your long distance service. The RCMP reminds you, not to dial nine.