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Saint John Police Warn Public of SIN Scam

Thu January 23, 2020

The Saint John Police Force is aware that people are receiving calls from someone purporting to be from a Government Agency or Police Officer claiming your SIN (Social Insurance Number) has been used to commit offenses and you could be arrested.

THIS IS A SCAM.

Never provide your Social insurance Number, or any portion of it, to a caller. Remember caller ID’s can be masked, so do not be fooled into believing it is a legitimate caller. 

Do not return calls to any numbers provided by the suspicious caller and never provide a form of payment of any kind in order to prevent a perceived arrest by the SJPF or any other police agency.

A reminder, do not provide personal or financial information over the phone. Government agencies never accept payment in gift cards or require payments through money wiring services or crypto-currency.      

For more information about potential scams, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/)

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

saintjohn.ca
1-506-632-6138