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.
Homefront held up as shining light of support services
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 […]
Province unveils $10M plan to deal with rural crime in Alberta
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 […]
Alert of the Week
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. […]
Another Phone Scam
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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