Grandchild Scam

The Moose Jaw Police Service is advising the public of an attempted scam, being conducted by phone.

Police have received multiple reports of a caller pretending to be a grandchild in need.

The caller indicates they need money right away and states the police will call them. Once information is obtained from the initial call a second call is placed to the “victim” from someone impersonating a police officer. The “victim” is instructed to withdraw a large amount of money and await further directions.

The Moose Jaw Police Service would like to remind the public not to provide personal information over the phone. If you ever question if you’re speaking with a police officer please phone 306-694-7600.

For more information on fraud attempts visit Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca)

 

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