Saskatoon Police have received a number of messages, and
a few police reports recently about an emerging scam where fraudsters are
reaching out and impersonating a law enforcement or government agent in an
effort to get you to surrender your Social Insurance Number. They will claim
that you have not paid your taxes or that your SIN has been compromised.
We remind you that legitimate government
or police organizations will never threaten an arrest or demand a payment over
the phone. In Canada, these agencies do not process payment in cryptocurrency,
gift cards or any other alternative payment method such as GooglePlay card,
iTunes card and Steam card.
What to do:
- If you suspect a fraudulent call, do not answer. If you do answer, hang up
and do NOT call the number back.
- Never provide any personal information or money to an unknown caller.
- Victims who have lost money or surrendered any personal information are
encouraged to contact their local police department or RCMP to file a report.
****Citizens who receive scam phone calls
but are NOT defrauded should report to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.****
FINALLY, because compromised SIN numbers
can have very serious consequences, we're asking for your help to make sure as
many people as possible see this post. If you read this post, please tag at
least one person.
With the upcoming holiday season, more people are purchasing
gifts online. Here’s some tips for protecting yourself:
Ø Use a
credit card: Credit cards usually offer some protection against identity
theft and may limit the monetary amount you will be responsible for paying.
your statements: Keep a record of your purchases and copies of confirmation
pages, and compare them to your bank statements. If there is a discrepancy,
report it immediately.
Ø Protect yourself: When shopping, make
sure the site you are on has security enabled. Look for https:// in the
wesites address, as well as the lock to indicate its secure.
your personal information: Take precautions when providing personal
information, and make sure to check the privacy policies to see how a company
will use or distribute your information.
has recently found that an external individual registered the domain SaSkPolytechTest.ca
use of similar domain names is a common way to trick users into providing
personal information or to create fake email addresses to carryout phishing
you receive any kind of communication from this domain SaSkPolytechTest.ca
or other combinations that use SaskPolytech in the website or email
address, please report it immediately to the Helpdesk.
Like getting your steps in or lifting from your knees, secure habits keep you safe and your online reputation healthy. This October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — a collaborative effort between government and organizations like ours to ensure everyone has the resources and knowledge they need to stay secure at work and at home. In the coming weeks, we’ll share a variety of resources to help you outsmart cyber threats and protect you and your family from online attacks. We encourage you to read and share the information with your colleagues, friends and family. When it comes to cybersecurity, knowledge is power. Join us this October in the fight against cybercrime!
The Sask Polytech Password Manager allows you to manage your own account. You must be enrolled in the
system to be able to reset your password or unlock your account on your
own in the future. You will require a mobile device number and/or an alternate (personal) email to enrol in the system. If you haven't already enrolled in the system, visit our enrollment site.
Once you have enrolled in the system you will be able to: