A recent phone scam affecting the Regina area has come to the attention of the Regina Police Service.
Police have received multiple complaints from people who have taken calls claiming their Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) have been compromised. The fraudster, who acts as a representative from the government, will then request the individual to confirm their SIN over the phone.
The conversation could lead to the person giving personal or financial information or agreeing to send a sum of money.
Some victims who have caller ID on their phones have reported that the numbers appear to be legitimate.
RPS is reminding the public that the Canada Revenue Agency and other government departments do not communicate with people in this manner. CRA does not demand or issue payment by money transfer, digital currency or gift cards.
For more information or to report a phone scam, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Victims of a scam can contact police.