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."

More Local News

SNS Marches Out Racism

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCOS) has been raising awareness of the benefits of cultural diversity and the dangers of racism since November 22, 1975. Created to represent six regional…

Humane Society Has Vital Talks

Vital communication is a big part of our community and many areas within the energy city are gathering together to see where updates are needed. The Estevan Public Library hosted a recent community…

Glowing For A Cause

The Midale Swimming Pool had a fundraiser to bring out all those wanting to join in on a glow skate. Joleen Tuchscherer the administrator for the Town of Midale, "On Saturday we had a Glow Skate at…

Busy Docket For City Council

From the conditions of the streets and highways in southeast Saskatchewan, to the amount of money councillors and the mayor recieve, a number of major topics were discussed at council last night.…

Road Bans Come Into Affect

As of midnight Sunday night, road bans are officially on for the grid roads in the RM of Estevan, as well as Benson and Coalfields. Vehicles over 12,000lbs are barred from driving on all grid roads…

There Was A 78% Increase In Workplace Fatalities Last Year According To WCB

The Workers Compensation Board of Saskatchewan has released some of there injury and fatality numbers for the year 2018. While the ten-year average has seen a steady decline in the number of…

The B&T Gun Show Back For Its 6th Year

One could make the argument that the safest place in Estevan was at the B&T Gun Show this weekend. The Floors were jam-packed with hunters, sportsmen, and enthusiasts. The Wylie Mitchell Hall was…

Southeast College to Implement Business Management Essentials Program

Southeast College has plans to implement a Business Management Essentials program. Dion McGrath, President, and CEO of Southeast College shared some highlights of their plans in a media release on…

Changes That Simplify Payments To Foster Parents

The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association is applauding the Saskatchewan Government's announcement that they will simplify the payment structure for foster families. Currently, foster families…

Autism Funding Comes Up Short

With the recently released budget, the provincial government bumped the number of funding families with children with autism under the age of six receive. The funding is being increased from $4,000 a… is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide