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Selling Jewelry in Parking Lots - Battleford/North Battleford.

The Battlefords RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in an ongoing investigation.  If any members of the public who have been approached by individuals in parking lots offering to sell jewellery from their vehicle, please contact Battlefords Detachment. The public is advised not to buy the jewellery and report the matter to police immediately.

Update: Since last week Battlefords RCMP have received several calls in about a group of people selling fake gold jewellery in parking lots of local businesses in the Battlefords. Suspects approach victims in parking lots and provide a story that they are looking to sell some gold jewellery to get money to get back home. The jewellery appears to be gold but it is has very little to no value and is of very poor quality. Several victims have been identified so far and a fraud investigation has been initiated into the complaints. The suspects were last seen in a 2018 Dodge Charger, black in colour with Manitoba licence plates. Investigation has confirmed that there are at least three couples involved in pedalling this fake merchandise. The public is reminded to ensure they take steps to confirm the quality of jewellery before making any purchases. If anyone is approached and offered jewellery, please contact the Battlefords RCMP at 306-446-1720 or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

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SaskPower warning province about scammers calling customers

SaskPower is warning that scammers are targeting people in the province, threatening to cut off service if a payment is not immediately made on the spot.

The Crown corporation says it doesn't operate in such a manner, nor does it accept payments such as Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

SaskPower says if an account is overdue, a payment plan can be arranged.

If someone calls you about your SaskPower account, do not give them any information. Instead, hang up and call SaskPower's customer service line at 1-888-757-6937.

You're also asked to consider reporting the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

SaskPower says it is working with authorities in an investigation into the matter.

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Public Safety Warning Possible Fentanyl-Laced Drugs in Saskatchewan RCMP Jurisdiction

On March 14, 2018, Kamsack RCMP were advised by one of our partner agencies of the presence of suspected cocaine/fentanyl in two
individuals in the Kamsack RCMP Detachment area. These two individuals did not require any emergency medical treatment.

On March 16, 2018 at 8:40 a.m., Maidstone RCMP responded to a sudden death complaint at a residence in the town of Maidstone. When members arrived there was one deceased adult male and another adult male receiving medical care from local EMS. This second adult male has since died on the scene as well.

While this sudden death investigation is in the preliminary stages, investigators believe the deaths may be the result of a drug overdose.
It will take some time to confirm the exact cause of death. We are working with the office of the Chief Coroner to determine this. If the
deaths are determined to be the result of a drug overdose, it will also take some time to confirm the substance responsible.

Public safety is a concern in situations like this. Therefore, the RCMP again wish to warn the public of the dangers of consuming illicit drugs
from unregulated sources. Street drugs are often represented as one thing but can unknowingly contain other substances such as fentanyl.
This particular drug may still be circulating in Saskatchewan. Contact should be completely avoided and police should be notified.

If any member of the public has illicit drugs they are concerned may contain fentanyl or carfentanil they should leave the area and
immediately call 911. Do not handle or touch them. Do not bring them to your local RCMP Detachment. After calling 911, the appropriate resources will be deployed.

Fentanyl, carfentanil and other illicit opioids continue to be a top priority for the RCMP. We are collaborating with our domestic and
international law enforcement partners to actively address this issue by pursuing criminal networks fueling this public health threat.

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Fraudulent Emails and Phone Calls

Battleford’s RCMP would like let everyone know that there are fraudulent emails and phone calls that are occurring in the area, where people are seeking personal information and/or donations on behalf of different agencies including the RCMP.

 

Although it is the season of giving and many agencies do make contact with people for a genuine purpose there are fraudsters out there that are malicious and looking to take advantage of people and defraud them of their hard earned money.

 

It is suggested that if you receive a call for a donation to any agency that you request information on that agency and do your research before committing to any type of donation. 

 

As well you should never give your personal information such as date of birth, social insurance number or other such information out over the phone or via email.  Never reply to these emails or open any attached documents.

 

If the person or persons claim they are from your financial institution and there are issues with you account, go and see your bank directly or call the number on the back of your bank card to discuss the situation.  It is very rare that a bank would ever contact you over email or via a phone call.  It is always safer if you contact them directly yourself.

 

Battleford’s RCMP would also like to remind you that we do not call looking for donations to programs nor to the RCMP.

 

Should you receive a phone call, email or letter from anyone requesting personal information please do your background checks and if in doubt call the local detachment to discuss the situation.

 

These types of frauds can see people lose significant amounts of money and even their life savings.  Often the perpetrators prey on the elderly even claiming to be relatives and requesting money to help them through a variety of situations or hard times.

 

If you suspect any type of fraud or suspicious activity, please do not hesitate to call the local RCMP Detachment.

 

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. 

If you require assistance, please contact the Battleford's RCMP at 306-446-1720 or in case of an emergency call 911.  You can also report crime anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Dramatic Increase in STARS Lottery Scams – Unity, Saskatchewan

Over the holiday season, the Unity RCMP have noted a significant increase in the number of lottery scams reported to police. Most notably, were calls from Scammers claiming to represent STARS Air Ambulance and telling people that they have won new vehicles, as well as cash prizes ranging from $30,000.00 to $175,000.00.  Everyone dreams of winning a big lottery prize. Unfortunately Scammers are known to take advantage of this and will attempt to manipulate people by falsely claiming they have won an extravagant prize and asking them to send payment in order to claim their prize. To protect yourself, always keep these points in mind:

You will never be asked to send money to claim any lottery prize. If you are being asked to send a cheque, money order, or payment of any kind to claim your lottery prize, it is a scam. Hang up the phone or delete the email.
You can check with STARS directly to verify if you are a winner. You are able to check the official lottery winners list on their website or contact them to confirm if you have won a prize. Always use the official number and website, and not the ones a Scammer may provide. In Saskatchewan you can call 1-855-449-2444, or email [email protected] to see if you have actually won a prize, you can also visit http:// starslotterysaskatchewan.ca/  to check the list of official prize winners.
If you receive a scam lottery call, do not under any circumstances provide personal details, or send any money. Please hang up, record the number calling, then advise your local police department or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or visit their website at http://www.antifraudcentre- centreantifraude.ca/. 
Anyone with information about this or any other crimes are asked to call the Unity RCMP at (306) 228-6300, the Wilkie RCMP at (306) 843-3480 or the Macklin RCMP at (306) 753-2171. If you prefer to remain anonymous please call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers with your information at 1-800-222-8477. Crimes Stoppers will pay up to $2000.00 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded. You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

 

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Revenue Canada Email Scam

Humboldt RCMP are warning the public about a new scam involving the Canada Revenue Agency. In this scam, an email is received advising that you have an Interact e-transfer from the CRA with a tax refund. This email appears legitimate and there is usually a short time frame to accept the money transfer.  By accepting the transfer you are allowing other people to access your computer and on-line banking information. DO NOT accept the e-transfer. CRA does not send out e-transfers.  CRA only handles refunds by either depositing the funds directly into you bank account or a cheque is mailed to you.
 
For information on how to protect yourself against fraud, including how to recognize a scam and examples of fraudulent communications, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ scrty/frdprvntn/menu-eng.html

 

Other Resources:

 

Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at 1-888-654-9426.

SeniorBusters Program at 1-888-495-8501 toll free, anywhere in North America

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Revenue Canada Scam

On Thursday, April 21st, 2016, A business in the town of Maidstone was contacted by phone from a man who said he worked for the Canadian Revenue Agency. The man claimed that the business owed money and demanded payment.

The RCMP and Canada Revenue Agency want to remind Canadians to be aware of Phishing Scams.

The CRA will never request information from a taxpayer pertaining to a passport, health card, or driver’s license.

If you are a victim of a phone scam and have given out personal information, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at: [email protected]

For information on scams, go to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Web page at: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/phishing-eng.htm.

For more information about security of taxpayer information and other examples of fraudulent communications, go to www.cra.gc.ca/security.