Phone Bill Refund Scam - Saskatoon Police Service

Public Advisory: Phone Bill Refund Scam

(Last Updated On: July 13, 2018)

Saskatoon Police Service – July 13, 2018 10:42 AM – The Saskatoon Police Service is warning the public of a recent scam circulating in the province.

The scam is reportedly being initiated through a text message claiming to be from Sasktel, explaining that the customer has been over-billed. In some cases the text informs the customer that the refund will be revealed on their next bill, and then directs the customer to click on a link to confirm.

In other cases, the customer is directed to click on a link to receive the refund through a direct deposit. To complete the fraudulent process, the customer is taken through the steps of sending money in order to receive the refund.

Economic Crime Unit investigators are warning the public not to send money to any unverified source and to ask questions of confirmation before sending money to anyone. Do not click on any links sent to you from an unverified source. Instead, delete the message and contact your service provider.

For more information about how to handle potential text scams, see the SaskTel Web site; BEWARE OF E-TRANSFER SCAM BY TEXT MESSAGE OR EMAIL 

For help understanding how to determine if a text message or email is a scam see BEWARE OF PHISHING BY EMAIL AND TEXT MESSAGING on the Sasktel web site


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