Indecent caller targets babysitters: Calgary Police

Calgary, Alberta – Calgary youth have recently been targeted by a man using babysitting services to make indecent phone calls.

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Since the beginning of 2019, Calgary police have received multiple complaints of a man using babysitting service listings to contact minors. The man uses a blocked number to phone girls between the ages of 11 and 16 and engages them in conversation that becomes progressively more inappropriate and graphic.

While babysitting services have a number of benefits, police encourage youth and their families to use thoughtful internet practices to keep kids safe:

Do not include a photograph of a babysitter on any website.

Do not answer any phone calls from blocked/private numbers.

Do not include the babysitter’s phone number on websites; police recommend communicating via email initially.

Make sure a parent or guardian is present and listening when the babysitter is communicating with the person looking to hire them.
Never let a babysitter meet the individual hiring them alone.

We are also asking anyone who may have received these kinds of calls to report them to police using the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be made anonymously using Crime Stoppers:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.orgAPP: “P3 Tips” App

Case: #20003515/4199

Calgary Police Service



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