Monthly Archives: October 2015

CRA telephone scam calls continuing

The calls keep coming. And where for a time the caller was almost always male, now sometimes a female voice is heard on the other end of the phone.

The Saskatchewan media relations office for the RCMP quoted one of the calls in a release issued Sept. 17: “This is Officer Brandon Walters and I am working with CRA Tax Crime Division. Now if you fail to return the call…I can only wish you good luck as the situation unfolds on you.”

The release went on to say, “The voice is convincing and forceful, but the call is a fraud. Similar fraudulent calls are making their way across Saskatchewan and threatening arrest of those victims that engage in conversation.”

Locally, the Unity RCMP reported Sept. 24 that they have been receiving an recent influx of complaints regarding the same telephone scam. The caller pretends to represent the Canada Revenue Agency and tells the homeowner there are warrants out for their arrest and, if they don’t make immediate payment, the RCMP will be coming to arrest them.

In many reported incidents the caller spoke English with an accent. The calls are all believed to originate outside of Canada. The RCMP are advising callers to tell the caller they are reporting the call to the RCMP and then hang up on them.

In particular, RCMP warn residents to not share any personal information with the caller about banking, date of birth or living circumstances.

For more information about Fraud Scams involving the CRA visit the Canada Revenue Web page at

RCMP Reports for September 8 to 14

UNITY SK REPORTS for September 8 to 14, 2015

RCMP received a complaint of an individual continuously driving by a residence. The subject of complaint is on a peace bond to have no contact with the resident. Members reminded the subject of complaint to stay away from the property. The complainant declined to lay charges.

Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle near a power station by Winter, Saskatchewan. Reported for information purposes.

There was a report of shots fired in a rural area north of Unity SK. Members discovered that a resident had been shooting at birds on his property.

Members received a complaint of an individual pointing a firearm at another person. Members reminded both individuals about firearm safety.

An individual contacted RCMP about a possible breach of a peace bond. Members advised complainant to contact police if the peace bond is breached.

RCMP received a complaint of theft of copper wire at a rural power site as well as at an oil well site. These matters are still under investigation.

Police received a complaint of uttering threats but the complainant declined to lay charges.

A 32-year-old Jarvie, Alta., male was charged with mischief after RCMP received a complaint of damage to the interior of a vehicle caused by an incendiary device.

Members were made aware of concerning emails originating from an individual in the Unity area threatening self-harm.

RCMP assisted an individual suffering from mental health issues.

There was also one traffic complaint and two false alarms.

Unity RCMP members arrested a 27-year-old male motorcyclist who had hit the ditch near the junction of Highways 21 and 14. The motorcyclist was charged with speeding, driving left of a solid line, disobeying a stop sign as well as other offences after it was learned he had fled an attempted traffic stop with the Cut Knife RCMP on Highway 40.

Persons with information about crimes being committed are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at