Estevan Police have received multiple calls in regards to a phone scam making its way around the Estevan area. The call is an automated message stating your SIN (social insurance number) has been stolen. Some folks have connected to the call at which time a scammer tells you the authorities are investigating drug trafficking or some other offence to try and cause concern. They then try to get personal details from you including your SIN, date of birth and address. Attempts to tell the victim to send money to avoid being arrested have also occurred.
Please DO NOT provide any personal information or banking information to these people. Police are advising to just hang up the phone and not connect with anyone.
It is also recommended to report this to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. You can also visit their website at www.antifraudcentre.ca
Police attended to a residence to a report of an assault. A subject has been arrested and since released on charges of assault and breaching his probation. He will appear in court in April.
Police stopped a vehicle to check for impairment. The individual supplied a sample which resulted in a warning. The driver was issued a three day drivers license suspension and his vehicle was impounded.
Police received a report of an attempt fraud where the caller was being advised their Netflix account was being hacked. The matter is still under investigation.