CJ104 Crime of the Week

March is Fraud Prevention Month.  Impersonation and identity theft incidents are not uncommon. The number one objective with fraud related criminal acts is to get your personal information and your money.  Protect yourself by learning how to recognize fraud. Here are some tips:

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

*  Ignore communication from unknown contacts

*  Purchase items from reputable organizations

*  Never send money on a dating site (romance scam)

*  Regularly monitor credit card statements for unknown charges

*  Research organizations to verify their operation

*  Don't leave personal identification in your vehicle

*  Never provide your personal information to a complete stranger

*  Parents should monitor their child’s cell phone and I-pad for any suspicious communication

If you feel you are a victim of fraud, contact law enforcement. 

Reminder: Law enforcement reports an increase in the number of vandalism and theft in the region. Copper wire theft is a popular item in addition to tools, utility trailers, generators and other items found in unlocked vehicles and storage facilities. Property owners are once again reminded to keep their homes, garages and vehicles locked and secure to prevent theft of valuables

The Crime Stoppers New Brunswick Crime of the Week is brought to you by Keenan Construction, The Concrete and Excavation Experts, in Woodstock.