Canadian military police are investigating fake calls to families of soldiers in Afghanistan claiming their relative has died in combat, authorities have said.
At least three families at a military base in Quebec have been targeted, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
One woman was reportedly told her husband had been killed by a bomb.
Police say those responsible could face jail time if caught.
Canadian Forces always deliver news of a soldier's death in person, National Defence spokeswoman Chantale Le Bouthillier told AFP news agency.