Barrie Police warn of phone scam involving your social insurance number

Best advice: Keep personal info to yourself

Did you get a call this week…someone asking about your Social Insurance Number (SIN)?

Barrie Police say they’ve heard from many residents this week who received a call from someone suggesting their SIN had been used in an identity fraud and asking for verification of the number, as well as for other personal information.

Police caution against providing any personal information over the phone, at any time, and recommend you just hang up on the caller.

For more information on phone and other frauds visit www.antifraudcentre.ca