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Monday , 30 November 2020

Tag Archives: Fraud

Alberta RCMP warn citizens of spike in COVID-19 scams

Since the beginning of the month, there has been a spike in COVID-19 related scams in Canada. The most common reports are fraudulent merchandise sales and phishing emails. The fraudulent merchandise sales frequently involve the sale and/or giveaway of health-related products such as facemasks and COVID-19 tests. There are also …

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Bonnyville RCMP warn residents of scam

On August 27th the Bonnyville RCMP received several reports of a scammer calling them pretending to be a member of the RCMP asking for bank account information and Social Insurance Number (SIN) information. Anyone receiving a similar call should not give out personal information as the RCMP do not ask …

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Bonnyville RCMP Seek to Identify Female in Fraud Investigation

Bonnyville RCMP are looking for a woman who was part of a series of fraudulent purchases made at Co-op in August. Between Aug. 18, 2018 and September 5, 2018 several people attended the Co-op Home Centre and made purchases with a credit card account which was later determined to be fraudulent. The total amount of …

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The RCMP are NOT calling

The Cold Lake RCMP Detachment would like to make the public aware of the latest phone scam sweeping the area. Residents have been notifying the RCMP stating that scammers are calling them with a cloned number that appears to be the RCMP. Complainants have received calls from what appears to …

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CRA Fraudster scams $10,000 from a Bonnyville Resident

The Bonnyville RCMP detachment is reminder the public to aware of phone scams that have been prevalent in the area. In one particular case, one Bonnyville resident was scammed out of $10,000. The RCMP explained someone called the victim pretending to be the CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency). The caller told …

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Cold Lake RCMP is investigating multiple frauds

The Cold Lake RCMP are investigating multiple fraud that occurred between April 9, 2018 and April 12, 2018 in Cold Lake, Alberta. The Cold Lake RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance to identify a female suspect. The female suspect is described as the following: Long brown hair Black hoodie Red …

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RCMP warn public of CRA scam that had one woman out $4,000

On March 12th, the Bonnyville RCMP received a complaint of fraud from a 55 year old female. The female reported that she was defrauded of $2,000 worth of iTunes cards. She had purchased the cards through a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) telephone scam. “the caller claimed to be the CRA …

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Charges of fraud pending against 19 year old Cold Lake man

On October 19th, at approximately 6:00 pm, the Cold Lake RCMP received a report that an individual had his truck stolen three weeks prior. Company cheques were in the truck when it was stolen, when the truck was recovered, the cheques were no longer in the truck. On October 19th, …

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Cold Lake Woman arrested for Fraud

On August 8th, at approximately 11:35 am, Cold Lake RCMP responded to a fraud call. Jeremie Landry, Staff Sargeant of the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment explains, “a 23 year old female went to the Money Mart and attempted to cash cheques. A Money Mart employee got suspicious and called the …

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Fraud Alert

Alberta RCMP warns against binary option scams Every year, thousands of Albertans fall victims to fraud, losing millions of dollars. Most people don’t believe it could happen to them, but fraudsters use sophisticated ways to target people of all ages. Last year, there were a total of 8,317 cases of …

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