Brigus man ignores court order
From Nov. 10-16, Trinity Conception District RCMP responded to 130 complaints and calls to service from the citizens in our district. Our routine everyday traffic enforcement duties are not included in that total. The following is a snapshot of several investigations over the last week which highlights the nature of some calls we received and identifies incidents that the public can possibly help us with by providing information. members of the general public that they are encouraged to report any information regarding suspicious or criminal activity to their local police detachment. You can report your information in person, by phone or you can be anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
Some helpful tips
Fraud and Money Orders and Free Money Offers!!!!! Remember, if it seems to good to be true, then it probably is.
Over the Internet, if you receive offers to accept a cheque or money for no reason and then to cash the cheque, there is a scam involved. Please see below for more detail. If you question activity on your cell phone, e-mail, in the mail or over the phone, contact your local RCMP or you may contact PhoneBusters at 1-888-495-8501 or www.phonebusters.com.
A consumer may come in contact with a prize pitch scam by e-mail, telephone or mail. This scam is usually a prize notification. The consumer is led to believe that, to be able to receive or collect the prize, they must pay a series of bogus taxes and fees. A variation of this scheme would be when the consumer is asked to purchase a product or service in order to receive the prize. It is important for all consumers to know that if they do win a legitimate prize, there are no taxes or fees to be paid in order to receive a prize in Canada.
Counterfeit cheques are either altered or fabricated. They are commonly associated with the “too good to be true” scenarios. These scams include prize pitch scams, advance fee loans scams, fraudulent lottery scams, job scams and online auction scams. In a typical scenario, in exchange for goods or services, the potential victim is offered a cheque that the buyer supposedly already has in his/her possession.
The amount of the cheque will be more than is owing, the potential victim is asked to take the counterfeit cheque and reimburse the difference. This fraud capitalizes on cheque processing delays. The bank will hold the victim responsible for the counterfeit cheque. Never accept cheques larger than the transaction value and always wait for the cheque to be fully cleared before delivering the goods or services. If it sounds to good to be true, it simply is. Caveat Emptor! (Buyer Beware!)
Trinity Conception District RCMP and the Trinity Conception and Bay Roberts Crime Prevention Committee’s would like to invite members of the public to the Children’s Wish tree-lighting ceremonies held at our two district offices.
• Harbour Grace — Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the RCMP detachment. Entertainment by The Baccalieu Sound, with refreshments of hot chocolate and cake.
• Bay Roberts — Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the RCMP detachment. Entertainment by The Catara choir, with refreshments of hot chocolate and cake.
Please come out and support our community. You can drop donations off at either one of our RCMP detachments in Trinity Conception or during the tree lighting ceremonies.
Merry Christmas Const. Steve Blackmore