Canadian Military Families Receive Fake Death Calls
The despicable prank calls to military families are being investigated the Canadian military police…
At least three families of Canadian soldiers have received fake phone calls claiming their relative has died in combat.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the three families targeted are living at the military base in Quebec.
Royal Canadian Regiment Afghanistan
One woman was reportedly told that her husband had been killed by a bomb.
The Canadian military police are now investigating the fake calls in hope to catch the criminals, who could face jail time if caught.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay, said:
“Military personnel should not be needlessly worried about their families when they are fighting for our country in faraway lands,”
“It is our hope that the perpetrators of this despicable action are brought to justice.” [BBC]
Chantale Le Bouthillier, National Defence spokeswoman, told the AFP news that Canadian Forces always deliver such news in person.
A family center at the Canadian Forces Base Valcartier in Quebec is offering counseling to those who have been targeted by the disturbing phony calls.
I’m still trying to work out exactly who would do such a thing? I’ve never in my life heard of such a horrible prank. Let’s hope those responsible are caught and punished.
- Canadian military families receive fake death calls. BBC, 11/24/2010.
- Article Image: Members of Oscar Company (O Coy) Royal Canadian Regiment. Salavat, Afghanistan. Photo By Isafmedia.
- Thumbnail Image: MWO John Copeland from Oscar Company, Royal Canadian Regiment. Laikhan Kala, Afghanistan. Photo by Isafmedia.