Prince Albert police alerting public about scam investigations

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Prince Albert police are warning the public about multiple fraud investigations similar to emergency and grandparent scams.

According to police, the criminal will typically target seniors about a family member in distress.

They’ll identify themselves as police, justice officials or lawyers, saying a loved one is in need of money immediately. The scammer will tell the victim there’s an order that they do not share the information.

“Calls from unknown persons claiming to be a lawyer, police or family member in an emergency situation demanding funds is extremely suspicious and not the method that those professions use,” reads a news release.

Hang up and call the police or the family member, it said, and never send cash, crypto currency or any money to an unknown person, unverified address or bank account.

If you think you’ve been scammed, contact your local police service or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.