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News Release

Fraudulent Calls Using SIU Phone Number

Case Number: fraudcalls

Mississauga, ON (18 July, 2019) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has recently become aware of a group using the SIU’s toll free number to make fraudulent calls. The call appears to be coming from 1-800-787-8529. In some cases, the person is told that there is something wrong with their Social Insurance Number, and that if they don’t continue with the call by pressing ‘1’ or ‘2’, the person will be charged or jailed.

Please be aware that the SIU does not contact individuals by phone for this type of personal information. If you receive a call such as this, please report it to: 

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: 
http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm 

Canada’s Do Not Call List: 
https://lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/en

If you have witnessed or you possess information regarding a SIU case, please continue to contact us at 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342