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Saint John Police Warn Of Scam Calls

Thu August 6, 2020

The Saint John Police Force is warning residents to be mindful when they receive a call from someone indicating they are with a law enforcement agency. In recent weeks, SJPF has spoken to residents who tell them they received a call of an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The scammer then indicates they have their Social Insurance Number and the victim provides them with personal information.

SJPF has also been made aware of residents receiving phone calls from fraudsters masking their phone number as though it is coming from a known person or location. This has been the case with the SJPF’s non-emergency line.

The Saint John Police Force never calls to solicit for money under any circumstances. For more information and ways to stay ahead of any scam, visit the Canadian-Anti Fraud Centre website regularly for the latest information on frauds.

Jim Hennessy
Manager of Communications/Public Information
Saint John Police Force