Identity Theft

In just about every country around the world there are people who make a living stealing other people’s identities. In fact, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada and stories of computer hacking, viruses and scams appear in the news almost daily. And while it may seem like something that only […]

Become a Board Member

The Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA) was originally founded in 1989 as the Alberta Community Police Advisory Committee by provincial police services as a means to discuss mutual crime problems. The association came to life as ACCPA in 1990 to provide a link between police services and the community at large. Over time, the […]

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Microsoft Office Scam

We reported earlier about how scammers use the name of Microsoft Office to phish for personal, sign-on information. Hot on the heels of that warning comes news of an email currently circulating purporting to be from Microsoft with a message that says something like “You have 2 new Office 365 messages concerning your security update.” […]


2017 ACCPA Crime Prevention Conference

Successful crime prevention takes the entire community to become engaged. ACCPA is the hub for Alberta to share best practices in crime prevention between community members & organizations, government and law enforcement. This years’ conference took place May 2 & 3 at the Clarion Hotel in Calgary, Alberta and brought together ACCPA members, partners and experts, […]


Recognizing Albertans who protect our communities

Six individuals and organizations have received 2017 Alberta Community Justice Awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to neighbourhood safety, social outreach and the prevention of crime. FRONT ROW: Lindsay Daniller (REACH Edmonton); Staff Sergeant Frank Cattoni (SORCe); Dr. Andre P. Grace (Comprehensive Health Education Workers Project); Beverly Salomons (Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association); Jessica […]

Watch for these scams if you are vacationing

It doesn’t matter where you’re headed this vacation season — unless it’s your own backyard — travel scammers will be there, ready and waiting to catch you out. Every year we encounter a fresh crop of travel scams. There’s no shortage of ingenuity for the tricks these crooks play, as we’ll demonstrate in the first […]

Can You Trust Your Facebook Friends?

You get a message from someone you think you know who wants to become one of your Facebook Friends. Should be okay, right? Maybe not. Right now, one of the most common ruses on this site is the so-called Facebook clone scam. In this trick, crooks target Facebook accounts with weak or no privacy settings. […]