ID Crooks Target Cell Phone Number Theft

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Has someone stolen your cell phone number and is now pretending to be you, receiving and making calls and sending texts in your name? Is phone number theft even possible? The answer to that second question is a definite “yes.” It’s the latest identity theft trick sweeping the country. According to research firm Javelin, more […]

Identity Theft

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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 […]

Microsoft Office Scam

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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.” […]

Upcoming Funding Opportunities – Public Safety Canada

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Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program – call is currently open and will be accepting applications until July 31, please see the website for more information.   The Minister of Public Safety will be announcing the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence.  The creation of this office was outlined in the Minister’s […]

Recognizing Albertans who protect our communities

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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

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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?

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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. […]