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Fraudulent calls targeting Canadian immigrants in Saskatoon

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WATCH ABOVE: Another warning from police this week, this time about individuals posing as Immigration officials seeking money from recently settled persons. Leena Latafat takes a look at the long list of scams Saskatoon residents should be aware of – Jan 12, 2016

SASKATOON – A telephone scam appears to be preying on Canadian immigrants. The Saskatoon Police Service issued an advisory Monday warning people of fraudulent activity occurring in the city.

Officials say scammers, claiming to be from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, are calling and attempting to scare individuals into paying fines for supposedly violating laws.

Fraudsters have been quoting laws and threatening victims with jail time, loss of immigration status and even deportation.

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Police would like to clarify that Citizenship and Immigration Canada does not contact the public via phone and demand payments of any kind.

Anyone in Saskatoon who lost money to this scam should contact police at 306-975-8300.

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