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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.


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