The Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers and all of their police partners want to remind you that MARCH is Fraud prevention month.
We want you to be aware of people that are involved in obtaining personal information and money by committing a fraud.
These criminals use whatever means that are available to them, such as the internet, phones and even coming to you residence. Don’t be pressured into giving any information or money, always ask for identification and documentation. If you are not sure contact a family member or a close friend. Remember, if it looks too good to be true it usually is………………..
Crime Stoppers and all of our police partners are asking for the public’s help in identifying those involved in ATM fraud.
These criminals will install a “skimming” device that is placed over the slot area where the bankcard is inserted, which registers bankcard information. Another device is placed above and contains a camera that records the cardholder’s Personal Information Number (PIN). Reproduction cards are then made and withdrawals are conducted.
Be suspicious of anything on an ATM machine that looks as if it does not belong there, and most importantly, protect your personal identification number.
If you have information on these or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477 or you can submit a tip on line at www.seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca
Remember we don’t need your name, you will remain anonymous, we don’t have call display, you don’t have to appear in court, you could also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
Crime Stoppers, it’s your program and it works!