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Telus says vacation phone promotion a scam


TORONTO – Telus says a vacation phone scam that uses the company’s name to target Ontario residents is fraudulent and is warning its customers to hang up if they receive such a call. The call features a recorded voice message which thanks the customer for choosing Telus and offers a free vacation for being a good customer. If the person stays on the line they are connected to a real person who asks them for personal information or to send money as a down-payment on vacation fees. The scam is common, re-surfacing periodically using the name of a well-known corporation...