Thursday, March 23, 2017

Police Warn Potential Victims to be Wary of the Romance Scam

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) Romance scams continue to cause victims severe financial hardship and personal embarrassment, which inhibits their decision to report the crime.

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch say criminals use the romance scam to seek potential victims online -- generally people who are single or recently unattached.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Crush the CRA Scam

Milton, ON (CNW) Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Financial Crime Unit (FCU) would like to remind the public that March is Fraud Prevention Month. This month is dedicated to an educational awareness campaign that encourages Canadians to recognize fraud, and report fraud. March might be fraud prevention month, but unfortunately every day, is a work day for fraudsters. Fraud cannot be stopped by arrests alone, but fraud can be stopped through public awareness.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Driver Distraction Leads Road Deaths For Fourth Consecutive Year

Dufferin County, O (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting that 2016 marked the fourth consecutive year that inattentive drivers were behind the highest number of lives lost on OPP-patrolled roads over the other main causal factors in road fatalities, known as the "Big Four".

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thirteen Fatal Snowmobile Incidents in Past Six Weeks

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) With fatal snowmobile incidents now more than double the number this time last season, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are dismayed to see the same behaviours drive the numbers up at an alarming rate.