Facebook Scam Advisory

The Moose Jaw Police Service has received several calls over the last few weeks, regarding fraudulent activity on Facebook.

It has been reported to Police that individuals are making fake Facebook posts regarding available rental units and/or items for sale.

The scammer will ask for a deposit in advance via an e-transfer for you to secure the item or rental unit.

As a result, the MJPS is advising residents to verify the recipient, rental unit, and item(s) are real, prior to payment.

Never rush into a decision, always check with someone trusted first before taking any action. If the offer appears too good to be true, it likely is. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

In addition, the MJPS wants to remind residents to never provide their Social Insurance Number (SIN), personal information, or credit card numbers.

If you or someone you know has fallen victim to either of these scams, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

Or, if you believe the scam originated locally, please contact the Moose Jaw Police Service at (306) 694-7600.

 

For further information please contact:

Jay-D Haughton

Public Information and Strategic Communication Manager

Moose Jaw Police Service

21 Fairford St West

Phone: 306-513-7910