Police are warning residents to be aware of a phone scam where the caller claims to need money and then tells the victim to take cash and wait for more instructions.
The Moose Jaw Police Service announced on March 16 that it had been made aware of the scam after multiple residents contacted officers saying someone called them pretending to be a grandchild in need of support.
The caller indicates he or she needs money immediately and says the police will call the victim. Once information is obtained from the initial call, a second call is placed to the victim from someone impersonating a police officer. The victim is instructed to withdraw a large amount of money and await further directions.
“The Moose Jaw Police Service would like to remind the public not to provide personal information over the phone. If you ever question if you’re speaking with a police officer, please phone 306-694-7600,” the agency said.
For more information on fraud attempts, visit Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.