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Police issue warning about possible 50/50 draw fraud

Tickets for the Sault Area Hospital 50/50 draw are not available by phone
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Sault Police is warning residents of potential fraud related to the monthly Sault Area Hospital (SAH) 50/50 draw.

A news release issued today the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service states that an unidentified man has been calling area residents and encouraging them to purchase 50/50 draw tickets over the phone.

Tickets for the SAH draw are not available by phone, it is not believed anyone has fallen victim to this potential fraudulent activity.

"We want to advise the public to never provide personal information to anyone you do not know, including banking and social insurance information," the release reads. "If you have any doubt about the legitimacy of the call, email or communication, hang up or do not respond. It is not rude, it is smart."

More information on how to protect yourself against fraud can be found here.