Craik RCMP warns public of fraudulent phone calls

May 16, 2024
Craik, Saskatchewan

News release


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Craik RCMP are warning the public of fraudulent telephone calls claiming to originate from the RCMP.

Craik RCMP was notified that a resident received a suspicious phone call that appeared to come from an RCMP Headquarters phone number beginning with the area code 613. The caller misrepresented himself as an RCMP officer and asked the receiver of the call to purchase and send gift cards to him.

This call was not from the RCMP. If you receive such a call, hang up immediately. Do not provide any information to the caller.

Saskatchewan RCMP remind members of the public to:

  • Never give out personal information like your name, address, SIN or banking information over unsolicited calls or emails.
  • Use strong passwords for online accounts.
  • Do your research. If someone is asking you for money or payment, make sure they are who they say they are. Watch out for fraudsters that are spoofing companies or organizations.
  • Don't be afraid to say no! Don't be intimidated by high-pressure sales tactics or requests to send money right away. Walk away or hang up the phone.
  • Anyone can become a victim of fraud – you are not alone. Fraudsters can be very convincing, relentless in their achieving their goal and target people's emotions and kindness.

If you receive a similar telephone call, please contact your local police at 310-RCMP. Report the scam call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or through its website at


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