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Residents warned about phone scam; caller reportedly using a City number

For immediate release: November 8, 2018 - 4:06pm

The City of Saskatoon wants to warn residents about a phone scam involving the apparent use of the City’s Corporate Revenue Division’s phone number.

The City was contacted by a concerned resident who received what they perceived as a scam phone call from the main number used by the City’s Corporate Revenue Customer Service Centre.

The caller reportedly offered the resident an interest-free credit card as a qualified applicant.

The City reminds residents that it does not offer financial credit card products. Importantly, the City will not request or collect credit card or bank account information from customers over the telephone. For setting up direct debit or for TIPPS, the City would typically collect banking information through application forms.

It is important to ask questions of a caller to verify their identity. Ask for a phone number so you can call back to hear if the number they are calling from is valid. Never give out your personal information or credit card number over the phone.

Concerned residents that have questions or concerns regarding suspicious phone calls are encouraged to call 306-975-2400.