CJ104 Crime of the Week
LOCAL SCAM IN PROGRESS
Local law enforcement officers are reporting a telephone scam circulating within our region. Residents are receiving phone calls from scammers reporting to be raising funds for the Canadian Firefighter Curling Association. The public is once again reminded to never provide your personal information such as credit card and card security number, social insurance number, date of birth, home address, etc. to a complete stranger, particularly over the telephone. The public must be extra cautious when making purchases using their computer. Identity theft is becoming quite common and criminals making contact with you to get your personal information could result in serious financial loss and negatively impact on your personal life. Citizens should be careful on how they dispose of their credit card statements. Criminals have been known to steal these from garbage areas and then use your credit card number to order items on the phone.
With the arrival of warm weather, you may be tempted to take your pet with you while you travel or do errands. Remember, the inside of your vehicle can get very hot in a matter of minutes and pets can be in real trouble from heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage and can even die. Don't just think that one minute errand will be safe for your pets when you are gone. Play it safe and leave your pet cool and refreshed at home. All too often we hear of a parent who left their child inside a car to do a quick errand with similar results. Never under any circumstance leave a child in a car alone.
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