sps fraud

The fraudulent application form uses Saskatoon Police Service's logo and the forged signature of an SPS inspector. (Saskatoon Police Service)

The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) says it is the victim of fraud. 

A scam targeting the SPS centres around a fake form that claims to be a 'Police Clearance Certificate'. It also requests a fee of $4,250 for the document and includes the forged signature of an Inspector with the SPS

Alyson Edwards, SPS spokesperson, told CBC News that while it is not uncommon for police agencies to be the target of scams, this is the first scam of this nature the SPS is aware of.

So far, the SPS is not aware of any members of the public who have fallen victim to the scam.

Saskatoon police are asking anyone with information on the matter to contact them at 306-975-8300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.