Microsoft telephone fraud in area
The Sherbrooke police service would like to advise citizens that people in the area are receiving fraudulent phone-calls by people pretending to be employees of Microsoft. The fraudsters first identify themselves as working for Microsoft, then ask for a credit card payment to pay either for licensing, or to fix something in their computer. They also will sometimes direct the person on the phone to another website where the fraudster can then gain access to the person’s computer. Anyone receiving a phone-call like this should immediately hang up.
Between August 15th and the 17th, the Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) arrested five people for small amounts of marijuana in four different files. Two minors and three adults were brought in and later released to await further procedures. On Saturday at around 6:00 pm, on route 112 in Austin, a 31 year-old woman was arrested for drinking and driving. Her license was suspended for ninety days and her vehicle seized for thirty days. It was the same outcome for a 58 year-old man from Boucherville who lost control of his vehicle on the Georgeville Road and ended up in the ditch.