9 March 2017

Missing Youth / Fraud Warning

Morinville RCMP Seek Public Assistance in Locating Missing Youth
submitted by Morinville RCMP
courtesy of MorinvilleNews.com

Morinville, Alberta – The Morinville RCMP are looking for help in locating 15-year-old Nicolas Watkin. He was last seen at his residence in Morinville on March 4, 2017 and has not returned home since.
Nicolas is described as:
– Caucasian with red hair and blue eyes
– 6’1” tall / 130 lbs
– Last wearing a maroon ball cap, khaki skinny jeans, black winter jacket and black shoes.
If you have information about the location of Nicolas, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

Everyone dreams of winning a big lottery prize. Sadly, scammers have been known to take advantage of this. They may manipulate people by falsely claiming they have won and asking them to send payment in order to claim a prize.

A little vigilance and knowledge can help keep you safe. To protect yourself, always keep these two points in mind:
  1. You will never be asked to send money to claim a STARS lottery prize. If you are being asked to send a cheque, money order, or payment of any kind to claim your lottery prize, it is a scam. Hang up the phone or delete the email. 
  2. Check with STARS directly to verify if you are a winner. You are always welcome to check the official lottery winners list on the STARS website or contact STARS Lottery Alberta to confirm if you have won a prize.
The official numbers and websites, shown below can be contacted to verify STARS lottery prize winnings.
Phone# 1-888-880-0992 info@stars.ca http://starslotteryalberta.ca/

If you receive a scam lottery call, please hang up, record the number calling, then advise your local police department and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or visit Anti-Fraud website.

SRCWA #2017-023

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 
780-939-4520 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.