Do not reply to text messages that look like they may have been sent by the City of Ottawa.
That’s what the City is telling residents after it has become aware of a scam hitting up people’s phones.
According to the City, someone posing as the City of Ottawa is contacting individuals about compensation for the convoy protests.
The City says it will never communicate about financial information through text message.
PLEASE NOTE: if you have received a text message from someone posing as The City of Ottawa regarding compensation for the convoy protests, do not reply. This is a scam. The City will never communicate about financial information through text message. pic.twitter.com/boeJGYIjwj— City of Ottawa (@ottawacity) February 20, 2022