Public Awareness

Police would like to remind the community again about a couple active scams taking place. These scams are not new but people are still being taken advantage of.

The first one involves a phone call being received advising of a computer problem. Residents are then advised to attend their computer and open it allowing access. They are charged a fee for fixing a problem that never existed or worse yet, their identity is jeopardized. Police remind people to ignore these requests and never allow remote access to their computers or credit cards. If you suspect there is a problem with your computer seek local computer expertise.

The second scam involves people trying to sell items on Kijiji etc. They receive a cheque from someone posing as a buyer which amounts to more than the price of the item for sale. They are then asked to attend a money transfer outlet and send the proposed buyer a wire transfer for the difference. These people are not legitimate and the cheques are not cashable.

These scams have been going on for a while now. We ask the public to be careful and avoid any transactions that raise a flag.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!!