8 February 2017

Attempted Break-In, Theft, Phone Scams

Sturgeon County, AB - Monday February 6, 2017 at approximately 14:00 hours, unknown parties attempted to break into a garage located on a residential lot in the area of Range Rd. 262 and Twp. Rd. 554.  Member noted that these brazen individuals attempted a break and enter in broad day light. RCMP request to PLEASE lock your buildings, vehicles etc and call in ANY suspicious activity!

Sturgeon County, AB - Between Dec. 24th and Jan 5th four unknown parties broke into a secure storage lot in the Pro North Ind park and stole two trailers, one enclosed and one snowmobile trailer.
Suspect trucks are a 2006-2010 F250 and a 2009-2016 F150
RCMP note that in both instances the passenger got out, forced the gate open and entered the property.  RCMP also note that the theft appeared to be targeted.


courtesy of www.cfcw.com/news

Everytime you turn around--there's a new scam in the works. 
Now there's one where crooks rely on you to answer the question "Can you hear me now?"
And here's why...

Experts say getting someone to say "yes" - can be used to claim that you said okay to a purchase or service.

And you would probably have a tough time fighting it in court.

So - if that question comes up during a conversation with someone you dont know - just hang up - or if you dont recognize the number in the first place - don't even answer it.


courtesy of MorinvilleNews.com

RCMP warn of Canada Revenue Agency scam - again
by Morinville News Staff

The RCMP and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are warning Canadians about an ongoing CRA phone scam.

The scammers tell taxpayers they either owe money to the CRA or have a tax refund. When told they owe money, taxpayers are threatened with arrest or jail if they do not take immediate action by providing money, personal or financial information.

“The CRA takes these matters very seriously and provides substantial information to Canadians about how to protect themselves from scams undertaken using the CRA’s name,” said the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue in a release Thursday. “Informing yourself is particularly important during the tax filing season when such scams peak.”

Assistant Commissioner Todd Shean, who leads the RCMP’s Federal Policing Special Services, said scammers are always seeking new ways to gain personal information or money,” he said. “The RCMP works every day to track down fraudsters and bring them to justice, but raising awareness about fraud is also important as it is one of the most effective ways of protecting Canadians from scammers. The more you know about a specific fraud, the less likely you’ll be a victim of that fraud.”

RCMP remind people when CRA employees call taxpayers, they follow established procedures to protect personal information. They advise contacting the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 to confirm the call.

Residents are advised to contact the RCMP and their bank if they believe they have been the victim of fraud or given personal or financial information in error.

SRCWA #2017-013

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.

If you have any information in respect to any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 
780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.