Scam Involving Packages at the Border in Saskatoon

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Multiple reports to the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) have been received that scammers are targeting people via phone are claiming to represent the Canada Border Services Agency.

Fraudsters are phoning to inform members of the public a parcel or shipment destined for them was stopped at the border and contains illegal items.

The fraudsters are phoning individuals saying a parcel destined for them was stopped at the border and contains illegal items.

The fraudsters aim is to frighten victims into believing they will get arrested if they do not send money to avoid legal consequences, according to police.

“Fraudsters rely on fear and panic to exploit their victims,” read the SPS statement.

A government or law enforcement agency will never demand payment or personal information over the phone such as bank account information or SIN number. This article was originally sourced by Global News.