If it happens in the US it won’t take long for it to come to Canada. The U.S. Social Security Administration won’t be phoning you to tell you about a computer glitch that’s mixed up your Social Security number and that they need you to confirm the number. It’s a scam so just hang up.
A Calgary-based program supporting victims of domestic violence is more than happy to share 18 years of knowledge to help establish a similar system in Edmonton, the organization’s boss says. “This is not something you want to hide,” Homefront Calgary executive director Maggie MacKillop said Thursday. “This is something you share.” The program was identified […]
The Alberta government announced Friday it will spend $10 million to hire more RCMP officers, civilian staff and Crown prosecutors to deal with rural crime. “Some communities in rural Alberta are experiencing the highest property crime rates they’ve seen in five years,” said Kathleen Ganley, minister of justice and solicitor general. “This spike in criminal […]
Tech support scammers have come up with a new trick to connect with victims via on-screen pop-ups. The latest pop-ups are actually automated dialers. If you click on them, your computer will call the fake support number, using your computer microphone and speakers to connect you with the crooks. Never click on a tech-support pop-up. […]
Rockyview Computer Services tells us the following: there is another new phone scam going around and this time the scammer will tell you that they are from Telus and that your email has been compromised. Then they will want to remotely connect to your computer to resolve the issue. This is a scam folks. If […]
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Did your teen driver just run a red light? Possibly, but a much greater likelihood is that they’re the latest target of scammers. Crooks have used phony traffic citations for a long time, sending out fake tickets or simply demanding money from victims over the phone, under the pretense of being from law enforcement. Now they’ve realized […]
Last year, we saw 82 free walking tours on topics ranging from skateboarding to climate change resiliency led by neighbours, youth leaders, artists and newcomers alike! Get involved this year by leading, volunteering or joining a walk. Ways you can participate: Volunteer to lead a walk. Read the overview to understand what’s involved and then contact us to talk about […]
The Friends of the Federation, a registered charity, is back in business! As a charity we can work with you and The Calgary Foundation, as a charitable sponsor, to help encourage volunteerism, promote civic responsibility, celebrate community, honour history and culture, build gardens, green our communities and paint murals or pavement – to name a […]
Nominate Albertans who make our communities safer January 08, 2018 Media inquiries Albertans are encouraged to nominate groups or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to community safety. The Alberta Community Justice Awards are designed to recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who have taken innovative and proactive steps to address issues of crime-prevention […]