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Kindersley RCMP Remind Residents to be Vigilant for Potential Scams

The Kindersley RCMP would like to remind area residents to be aware of potential scams and frauds that are still happening in our area as well as other jurisdictions. The following are the two most common that have been reported lately:

  • One is calls or emails from fraudsters pretending to be the Canada Revenue Agency. The CRA will never use threatening language or say they will arrest or deport you. They also will never ask you for information about your passport, health card or driver’s licence, nor will they ask you to provide personal details by clicking on a link. The CRA also never uses text messages or instant messaging to communicate with taxpayers.
  • Another common scenario is fraud related to online buy/sell/swaps. When buying things online, make sure you thoroughly inspect the item (either in-person at a safe location or through online communications) and arrange delivery before sending payment to a seller.

What are some ways to prevent fraud?

  • Never give out personal information like your name, address, SIN or banking information over unsolicited calls or emails
  • Use strong passwords for online accounts
  • Do your research. If someone is asking you for money or payment, make sure they are who they say they are. Watch out for fraudsters that are spoofing companies or charities.
  • When buying things from online sellers, try to inspect or test the item you are buying before purchase. If that’s not possible, ask them for more pictures, receipts or other information.
  • Don’t be afraid to say no! Don’t be intimidated by high-pressure sales tactics or requests to send money right away. Walk away or hang up the phone.

If you are the victim of a fraud report it your local Detachment.

In addition to fraud complaint the Kindersley RCMP report dealing with 28 calls for service this past week. *

These calls included, but were not limited to, 1 impaired driver, 3 traffic collisions, 1 firearms complaint and 2 fraud complaints.

If you need to report any suspicious activity in your community, please contact the Kindersley RCMP detachment by calling 306-463-4642 or their local police service. Information can also be provided anonymously through Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers by calling 1800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Online Crime Reporting can be accessed at: https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/saskatchewan.

*For more information on the calls to service please contact the Kindersley RCMP detachment.

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