Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Knock, knock; Who’s there?

Recently, we’ve become aware of a few incidents where people have been approached at their home by door to door sellers. In some cases it’s a rep from an alarm company, in others, it’s someone selling encyclopedias. Raises the question … Continue reading

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Facebook: Within the realm of policing or not?

Law enforcement agencies around the world are facing an increasing number of complaints of online bullying and, regretfully, there is little that we can do. In Saskatoon, one incident has made headlines with a video of an assault that was … Continue reading

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Public Advisory – Thefts from building parkades

If you live in a building with a parkade, please take extra steps to increase security! Since April of this year, we have received 40 reports involving someone entering the building parkade, stealing items from vehicles parked inside and then … Continue reading

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PUBLIC ADVISORY: Secret / Mystery Shopper Scam

Saskatoon Police are advising the public to be aware of secret shopper scams following at least two recent reports of people being defrauded. The fraud takes place when victims are enticed by ads on the Internet to become mystery shoppers.  They … Continue reading

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Noisy Parties: What you need to know

It’s Thursday night. You have to work in the morning. It’s apparent by the noisy party coming from your neighbour’s house that they do not. You’ve tried to tell them to keep it down but the request has gone unheard. … Continue reading

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Scareware: What is it?

The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre has been receiving reports from Canadians who say their computers are being frozen or they have been “locked out” of their computers after receiving pop-up messages warning them their computer has been associated with child … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Break & Enters

Join us on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 2 – 3 p.m. as we hold another #asksps on the  topic of break and enters. We’ll chat about trends, what items thieves look for, what you can do to prevent being … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself!

Good advice is often contradictory. Rule number one in advice given to help avoid a fraud is “if it’s too good to be true it probably is.” This is great information but what about getting a good deal? Sometimes you … Continue reading

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Steal of a Deal: Experiencing Rental Fraud

March is Fraud Awareness Month and is an annual event that gives private and public organizations involved in the fight against fraud an opportunity to raise public awareness. Fraud-related offences are now thought to be as profitable as drug-related offences, … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s Your Car?

Did you know that in 2012, Saskatoon Police responded to a total of 788 stolen vehicle reports? Does that number surprise you? Shock you? Then again on February 16, 2013, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Police responded to another stolen vehicle … Continue reading

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