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SaskTel addresses increased number of international spam calls

April 29, 2021 – People across Saskatchewan have received numerous phone calls from various international locations, only to have the unknown caller end the call after one ring.

SaskTel acknowledged the increasing amount of scam calls and is advising the public to ignore the calls and not call the number back. If you do answer the call, hang up immediately. Calling the international number back could result in long-distance charges.

“These calls are scam calls, which these bad actors are essentially trying to get individuals to call them back which could then trigger long-distance charges for them, which then essentially pays these bad actors,” said Greg Jacobs, external communications manager for SaskTel. CTV News reports. | READ MORE