The list of scam reports to land in front of the Estevan Police Service continues to grow.

Police said they were alerted to a scam attempt using the Reader's Digest scam method on Tuesday. The complainant recognized it was suspicious, and reported it to police without providing any information.

The Reader's Digest scam involves a letter arriving at the intended victim's mailbox, saying the recipient won a cash prize and must pay some kind of duty tax to receive their money.

"If you receive an offer that feels too good to be true it likely isn’t true," said the EPS.

A theft from a local business was also reported to police on Tuesday. It is still being investigated.

Other calls from Tuesday included:

  • a report of a structure fire in a multi-dwelling building, which turned out to be smoke from a cooking incident.
  • a pair of disturbance calls in the Trojan subdivision. Police helped the people involved get connected to community services.
  • assisting city crews with moving vehicles for snow removal. "Please be conscious it is beneficial to have your vehicles moved when the snow is being removed from your street," said the EPS. "It makes operations much easier for the working crews."