Thursday, June 16, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Public Advisory – Taxation Scam
The Winnipeg Police Service continues to receive a number of fraud related reports, specifically those which involve a phone call from an unknown individual indicating that taxes are owed.
The basic scam involves the suspect calling the victim and claiming to be an associate with Taxation Canada and that a large sum of money is owed in taxes. The victim is requested to make payment in the form of gift cards in order to clear up the fictitious outstanding amount.
Members of the public are encouraged not to engage these callers or send payment in this form.
The Commercial Crime Unit encourages all members of the public to discuss this scam with their elderly family members or those individuals who they feel may be susceptible to this type of scam and/or pressure tactics.
For more information regarding fraud protection and reporting, please go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at:
Firearm Investigation – C16-123147
On June 15, 2016 at approximately 1:05 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to possible shots fired in the area of Taylor Avenue and Poseidon Bay.
The incident occurred in a nearby parking lot resulting in numerous police resources responding.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate.
Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to contact Detectives at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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