The Timmins Police Service is issuing a “Fraud Prevention Advisory” in relation to a possible fraudulent phone solicitation campaign made by persons falsely representing Service Canada and falsely attempting to obtain personal information from the respondent.
Service Canada is not engaged in any such activity. Any phone solicitation of this nature is deemed to be illegitimate, spurious, and very likely to have a fraudulent intent.
The public is reminded to verify the legitimacy of any attempts to obtain personal information like your address, Date of Birth, or Social Insurance Number, or personal banking information.
This type of information should never be provided in response to any such solicitations made by phone where the respondent did not originate the call.
As well, any instances of aggressive, threatening or menacing behavior from phone solicitors where fraudulent representations are suspected should be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501
The Timmins Police Service remains committed to fraud prevention initiatives and endorses the use of healthy skepticism when any phone solicitation from a suspicious source is received.