The Saskatoon Police Service is warning residents of a phone scam in which the caller claims the person being contacted has won a vehicle in a local fundraising lottery.
They haven’t, of course, but the caller will ask “quite convincingly” that a fee be paid to them upon delivery of said imaginary vehicle, according to SPS.
The service is asking anyone who is the victim of this or any type of fraud to file a report through the police service’s online reporting system.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.