Dawson Creek RCMP are warning Peace Region residents to watch out for an email scam from an accountant out of Ontario.

Police were approached by person who said they had gotten a letter advising of a recently deceased family member who had left behind an unclaimed life insurance plan worth $4.8 million.

The person was told that by providing their full name, address, phone number, job, and email address to the accountant within 14 days, they could claim the money.

Mounties say it is never a good idea to send personal information to an unknown email address, it could lead to theft of banking and credit card information.