Prince Albert police warn public of possible home security system scam

The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) in Saskatchewan is warning the public about a potential new scam involving home security systems.

“We have heard reports of residents being encouraged to register for a new security system with the promise that the police department will cover the costs,” PAPS said in a statement. “This is not correct. The Prince Albert Police Department does not pay for the cost of security systems or regular monitoring. Residents who register must pay their own fees.

Police encourage residents to read all information and fine print carefully before entering into new contracts with service providers. They also advise people not to sign up if the contract looks suspicious or if they feel pressured.

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Anyone who is concerned about a security system contract or has entered into a contract with a fraudulent contractor should report it to police online at www.papolice.ca or by calling 306-953-4222. According to police, tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at https://www.p3tips.com/248.

Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center for more information on recent scams.


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