Police attended to a motor vehicle accident at at King Street and 13th Avenue. There were no injuries but one of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The matter is still under investigation.
Police received a request from a local business to check on one of their employees. An individual hadn’t attended to work and further wasn’t answering the telephone or the door. Police attended and were able to speak with the individual and resolve the matter.
Police received a 911 call. The individual called the number by accident. No further action was required.
Police received a request from the Ontario Provincial Police to locate an Estevan female as they received a call for her concern. Police attended and located the individual there is no reason for concern. OPP was advised.
Police received a report of theft of fuel from a local gas station. Police located the individual responsible. There was a misunderstanding the the gas is now paid for.
The Estevan Police Service have been receiving numerous complaints from members of the community who have experienced scams by email, mail, and phone.
Some of our more frequent scams include fraudsters who are posing as:
– The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – requesting Social Insurance Number’s (SIN) and threatening arrest or imprisonment if the information is not provided.
– The STARS Lottery – requesting banking information or payments in order to claim a lottery prize.
– Impersonating various financial institutions and offering credit cards – fraudsters are sending emails saying that you have been approved for a loan, and then they request that you purchase Google Play cards in exchange for the credit approval.
If you suspect a scam, here is what you can do:
– Gather all information pertaining to the scam.
– Report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: 1-888-495-8501.
Always remember: do not open unsolicited emails or mail. If you miss a call and the caller doesn’t leave a message, do not return the call – if it is important, they will call you back! Additionally, you cannot win a prize in a lottery unless you have entered the contest yourself, so if an unexpected prize seems too good to be true, it likely is!