Po­lice News – Ex­tor­tion over In­ter­net

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Last­week, the Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) searched a room­ing house on Prin­ci­pale Est, in Ma­gog, ar­rest­ing an eigh­teen year-old man for drug-traf­fick­ing. The po­lice found about forty home­made pills, a dozen grams of cannabis and scales. Af­ter get­ting ar­rested, the sus­pect made death threats to­wards a po­lice of­fi­cer and he will face charges for that as well.

A Ma­gog woman was the vic­tim of ex­tor­tion on the in­ter­net while com­mu­ni­cat­ing with a man from an­other coun­try. The love story ended when the man asked her for money for an eleventh time and she fi­nally re­fused. He then threat­ened to re­lease a com­pro­mis­ing video of her on the in­ter­net. The woman lost about $3000 be­fore catch­ing on to the scheme.

‘Grand-par­ents Fraud’ is con­tin­u­ing in the Ma­gog re­gion with many se­niors con­tin­u­ing to re­ceive phonecalls from fake ‘grand­chil­dren’ say­ing that they need a lot of money, either be­cause they are about to be ar­rested or they have been in an ac­ci­dent. What’s trou­bling is that the fraud­sters are very in­sis­tent and of­ten seem to know in­for­ma­tion about the vic­tims. Any­one who re­ceives such a phonecall is be­ing asked to note the phone num­ber dis­played or to call *57 to find out the num­ber, then call their po­lice ser­vice.

Last Fri­day evening, a 56 year-old man from Granby was ar­rested on au­toroute 10 near the Austin Ma­gog bor­der for drink­ing and driv­ing. It was his fourth ar­rest for the same of­fense in 18 years. Later that night, at 2:50 am, a 26 year-old was stopped for driv­ing er­rat­i­cally and was found to have more than twice the le­gal limit of al­co­hol in his sys­tem. His li­cense was sus­pended for 90 days and his ve­hi­cle was seized for thirty days.

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