SGI warns residents of identity theft scam

Scammers posing as banks are emailing customers asking for photos or scans of driver's licences, SGI says

Overall, the number of people injured in collisions on Saskatchewan roads is falling, SGI says. Photo by Troy Fleece/Regina Leader-Post

SGI is warning residents of a scam that involves fake emails requesting a photo or scan of driver’s licences.

In a press release issued Wednesday, SGI said they have been made aware that scammers are targeting SGI customers by sending them an email posing as their bank and asking for photos of their identification.

If you get a request like that, SGI says, take steps to verify where it is coming from before providing any personal information. Use the publicly-listed contact information, not a phone number or email address included in the suspect email.

If you have provided this information to someone who shouldn’t’ have it, contact the police and take steps suggested by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Contact SGI as well about any possible issue. You can have your SGI information password protected by going to any issuing office.