The Estevan Police Service is warning the public against a number of phone scams that have recently hit the city. 

"The scams out there are endless," shared Police Chief, Paul Ladouceur. "We always tell people really be cautious when you're getting phone calls with people asking for money."

"Legitimize the call, ask for their phone number so you can call them back if there's any doubt in your mind whatsoever. Check with police to see if it is legitimate. Don't ever, ever, ever just give money away over the phone."

He added that many scams are done by people pretending to be from the CRA in order to gain access to your personal information or your banking information. However, there is another scam making the rounds which see callers impersonating family members. 

"It's not uncommon, we've seen this type of scam many times. Typically somebody will call and say that their loved one is in jail. They'll even go so far as to contact grandparents trying to portray that they're their grandchild and they've been arrested and need bail money."

"Be cautious, in this day and age, you just don't know who is on the other end of that phone."

Online scams are also very prevalent and the public is asked to keep an eye out for any suspicious emails.  

"We've seen all sorts of clever scams that go around."

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