RCMP, city police issue advisories

Saskatchewan RCMP and SaskPower are advising the public of an apparent “phishing” scam being delivered via text message.

The message advises people that they have received a payment or refund from SaskPower and provides a link where they are asked to provide personal/banking information.

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SaskPower advises that they never request banking information via text or other electronic means.

Saskatchewan RCMP wants to remind the public never to provide personal or financial information in response to any electronic communication advising of a supposed windfall. Always ensure you only provide such information to a trusted source in a secure manner.

The Weyburn Police Service shared the following warning received on July 24. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection through cybertip.cahas issued a warning about a new chat app called ‘Cake’.

According to the Centre, this app’s contents is primarily sexual in nature. It operates in such a way that the user can connect and share videos with anyone.

This increases the risk of ‘sextortion’ among more vulnerable users. The app offers cash from live-stream videos which may also encourage risk-taking behavior. There is no minimum age to sign up or access the app.

For more information consult the Centre website at cybertip.ca.