Sask. RCMP warn of scam using local police numbers

The Saskatchewan RCMP is notifying the public that there is a scam going around regarding deceiving use of local RCMP detachment numbers.

The call shows that it's coming from a detachment number, but that is false. The scammer convinces the victim that he or she owes money.

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The victim is then told to purchase Google Play cards and read the numbers back to the scammer. In one case the victim was scammed out of $2,000.

Businesses are asked to be cognizant if they see large sums of Google Play or other cards being purchased.

If you have information related to this advisory please call 310-RCMP, or call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers on their tips line at 1-800-222-8477.