Thursday, April 27, 2017

Community Column by Don Butt (April 2017)

Town of Mono, ON (Don Butt) This month the subject is a very timely one, the proliferating use of fraud. It is on the internet, telephone service, and even at your door. The crooks that run these scams are very devious so you must be vigilant to not be caught by them. Friends of mine that have been caught has cost them a considerable amount of money. Most of the ones on the internet are geared to getting your info such as address, bank, passwords and any other info that will help them to get into your bank account, etc. If you receive an offer that seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is. On incoming e-mails, if you do not recognize the sender , do not open the e-mail.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Move Over - It's the Law

Police, fire and ambulance personnel are often required to do their work on the shoulders of busy highways. For safety reasons, the law requires all drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated.

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.