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Businesses in the Moncton, N.B., area are being warned about a sophisticated phone scam that's already cost one company about $68,000.

The scam involves someone hacking into a business's internal phone system.

The service is then used to make long-distance calls, leaving the business responsible for the charges.

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RCMP say business owners who use internal phone systems should take measures to protect themselves, such as ensuring they have password protection.

So far no arrests have been made.

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