Fraudulent Scams or Identity Theft Online Report
By submitting an online police report you will be able to report the incident without waiting and print a copy of the report for your personal use.
Once your fraud report has been approved, whenever possible you are asked to retrieve any relevant records from your bank or financial institution. Any bank statements, emails or letters may also be of value. Once you have received your permanent file number, you may mail, fax or deliver these documents to the Economic Crime Section of the Saskatoon Police Service so that it may be attached to your report. Alternatively, you may attach smaller documents to the online report being submitted. Your insurance company, financial institution or credit card company may also require this police report number for their files.
- **Whenever possible, you are urged to report fraudulent scams directly to the police agency responsible for your jurisdiction. This ensures that they are kept informed regarding criminal activity within their area of responsibility**
- Protect your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and only give it out when required by law.
- No bank, auction site or other business should send you an email asking you to enter credit card information, passwords, Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) or other personal information. Often these fake emails will contain links to pages that look real but are not. If you suspect you are being directed to a fake site please go to the actual home website of the company and inform them of what has happened.
- Avoid mail theft by obtaining a locked mailbox and dropping off outgoing mail at the local post office or postal mailbox.
- Do not give out your personal information or credit card number over the phone unless you initiated the call.
- Shred credit card offers and bank statements before you throw them away if you do not plan on using them.
- Relevant documentation regarding any reported fraudulent scams or identify theft may be forwarded to the Saskatoon Police Service - Economic Crime Section office. Refer to the Economic Crime Section for additional information regarding various types of fraudulent activity and the names of agencies to contact for assistance should you become a victim
For additional information and a list of agencies you may wish to contact should you become a victim of fraud, please visit our Economic Crime Section page