If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be the Timmins Police, double check before giving out information.

Someone is making calls pretending to be an officer, even going as far as having a computer program generate the Timmins Police Service phone number on call display.

Ask for a badge number and a call back number to reach the officer yet.

The Timmins Police say they will never solicit money from residents over the phone, or otherwise.

“If residents are unsure about the source of a phone call, asking questions, or advising the caller you will call them back are ways to ensure that residents do not become a victim of phone fraud.”