Total of $100K stolen in Saskatoon Family Emergency Scam – Saskatoon |

Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) Alerting about family/grandparent emergencies scams Which has cost the residents a total of $100,000 so far.

Authorities said they have received reports over the past few weeks of these scams, where a person receives a call from someone claiming to be a family member in an emergency and need money for bail or hospital bills.

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Another person may also be operating the scam claiming himself to be a police officer, lawyer, doctor or other authority.

Police say that in each case, the victims handed over money to a man claiming to be a courier, bailiff or bailiff with persistent requests for around $9,000.

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Investigators said the man was tall, slim and well-groomed, with clean-shaven hair and facial hair.

The SPS is warning that the suspects have personal information on the victim’s family which officers suspect they have obtained from social media.

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The police also gave some tips to avoid getting cheated:

  • Confirm the family member or friend’s whereabouts with other relatives.
  • Police, judges, government authorities, or legal entities will never request that money be sent by courier or mail.
  • Never volunteer family members’ names or information to unknown callers.
  • Always question urgent requests for money.

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