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March is Fraud Prevention Month

March 9, 2017
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Crime Stoppers is a civilian community organization devised to acquire information that assists law enforcement agencies in the resolution of crime. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of criminals, recovery of stolen property and seizure of illegal drugs while maintaining total anonymity to the caller and complete confidentiality of the tip.

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce wishes to remind everybody that March is Fraud Prevention Month.

Every year, thousands of Canadians, regardless of age, gender and location, fall victim to fraud amassing losses in the millions of dollars.

 During the month of March, the OPP, the RCMP and the Competition Bureau of Canada are joining police services across the country to promote public awareness to help prevent all Canadians from becoming victims of fraud.

There are currently five popular fraud scams to be aware of:

  • Emergency/Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams

  • Romance Scams

  • Microsoft/Computer scams

  •  Phishing/Bank Web Site scams

  • Lottery scams

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce reminds everyone to better protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud by never giving out personal information at your door, over the phone, through social media and email, or on unsecured dating or retail websites; and if you are being asked to send money or provide credit card information by phone or e-mail, first check with a family member or trusted friend to verify the information.

REMEMBER – Don’t become a victim!

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Crime Stoppers and the Saugeen Shores Police Service are seeking the public's help in finding those responsible for a February 14th act of mischief at the Port Elgin Missionary Church located on Green Street. Graffiti had been sprayed on a wall, and included the words “Bloodz”, “Braze”, “Brazyn” and “Blood Gang”.

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are asking for the public's assistance in finding those responsible for the February 21st dumping of a quantity of deer heads across from the Southampton Cemetery close to the river. Some of the heads were deer and others were elk.

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If you have any information about these crimes you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or send us a secure web-tip at www.cstips.ca . You won’t be asked to identify yourself, you don’t have to appear in court and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

Remember Crime Doesn’t Pay – But Crime Stoppers Does!


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