Unexpected Winnings Scam
Unexpected Winnings Scam – July 2017
Please be advised that someone has been attempting to carry out an “unexpected winnings” phone scam by pretending to represent SaskGaming. In the scam, the caller informs the target individual that he or she has won a prize from SaskGaming, and they’re asked to send a money order to claim the prize.
Please know that SaskGaming would never ask a winner to pay a fee to collect their winnings. If someone claiming to be from SaskGaming asks you to pay money up-front in order to receive a prize or winnings, it’s a scam. We encourage the public to be vigilant against fraudulent activity by protecting their personal information and funds.
We have reported this matter to the Regina Police Service. If you’ve experienced financial loss due to this scam, please contact your local police service.