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‘Spot the Scammer’ – Part 2

Post by Det/Sgt. Dave Kozicki, Fraud/Economic Crimes Unit —– When you aren’t sure about a ‘deal’ you’ve been offered, use the tried and tested game show method and ask a friend. It could be a family member, friend or co-worker. … Continue reading

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‘Spot the Scammers’ – Part 1

Post by Det/Sgt. Dave Kozicki, Fraud/Economic Crimes Unit —– Good advice is often contradictory. Rule #1 to avoid a fraud is: ‘If it’s too good to be true it probably is.’ This is great information but what about getting a … Continue reading

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Twitter Q & A: Fraud Awareness Tip

Recently had this question come in through our Twitter account and thought it would be a great fraud awareness tip to share with others! Here is the question: Hey @SaskatoonPolice recently fell victim 2card skimming in #yxe, is this correct … Continue reading

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Public Advisory – Credit Card Fraud

Saskatoon Police are asking retail merchants to be watchful for credit card fraud. Two separate groups are believed to be operating in Saskatoon with two specific methods.   One group is manually entering credit card data in place of an apparent … Continue reading

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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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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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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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