See CORRECTION below in red
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Winnipeg Police Service has received several reports over the past week of phone calls being made by persons claiming to be a police officer or a government official. The caller demands the victim to pay money to prevent them or a family member from being arrested. The WPS advises that these calls are not legitimate and would like your assistance in identifying the persons making these phone calls.
If you do receive such a phone call, please make note of the incoming phone number and details of the conversation. At the conclusion of the call activate the call trace feature on your land line (*57) and then contact police at 204-986-6222.
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer
Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email: WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca