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Police warn residents to be aware of fraud scam calls

The Moose Jaw Police Service wants to remind residents to be careful about fraud calls and the threats being made by the callers on the other end of the line.
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The Moose Jaw Police Service wants to remind residents to be careful about fraud calls and the threats being made by the callers on the other end of the line.

The police service is continuing to receive fraud complaints where the callers say they are from the Canada Revenue Agency, a law enforcement agency, or even the Moose Jaw Police Service, according to a news release.

The callers typically inform the victims that they are in some type of legal trouble, including having assets seized, or have a warrant for their arrest. The callers then demand a type of payment from the victims, such as a gift card, in order to avoid being arrested.

“It is important to note that through technological manipulation, often the call appears to originate from a legitimate phone number, including the number for the Moose Jaw Police Service,” the news release added. “It is critical that the public is aware that NO police agencies, nor Revenue Canada, collect fines or money by phone to avoid legal trouble.”

Anyone with concerns should call Moose Jaw police at 306-694-7600 or CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.




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