SaskTel says it is actively working to resolve scam calls being received by many residents over the last couple days.
“We are aware of a recent increase in the amount of scam calls originating from international locations and are actively working to block as many of these calls as possible,” stated SaskTel in a release on Tuesday morning.
The Crown corporation is advising the public to ignore and to not call back unexpected calls from international locations. If a call is answered, residents are told to hang up immediately.
“These types of calls are truly a national issue, impacting people and communications providers all across the country. The majority of nuisance calls, including scams, are generated by computer-dialers that enable spammers to dial many numbers at once,” explained SaskTel.
SaskTel is currently working with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and others in their industry to find solutions to this issue. Residents are encouraged to report scam calls to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by visiting their website or contacting them by phone at 1-888-495-8501.