During the past week, the Killaloe OPP have responded to two fraud complaints involving the sharing of personal information. One of the calls involved allowing access to a home computer. The OPP repeats its advice that you become “Fraud Savvy” and wants you to follow these tips:
- Never give personal information by phone unless you have initiated the contact.
- Don’t try, don’t buy, and don’t reply to spam or banking requests.
- Carry only the identification you need. Put other important identification documents in a safe place.
- Shred unneeded documents with personal information.
Remember, IF SOMETHING SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS!
Editor’s note: Since receiving the above notice from Killaloe OPP, The Current has received a report of a similar fraud from Renfrew OPP as follows:
Police are investigating after a resident of Whitewater Region Township reported providing a credit card number to a scammer pretending to be with Microsoft. The victim reported a virus froze their computer and they then received a call from the scammer claiming they could fix the computer problem. Approximately $1200 was stolen from the victim.
It’s not always easy to spot a scam, and new ones are invented every day.
If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone. If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre. (Please see link above.) If you have lost money to a fraud also report it to your local police service. To contact the OPP call 1-888-310-1122 or 1-888-310-1133 (TTY).
OPP report for the week of Jan. 2 to 6, 2019
During the week of January 2, 2019 to January 6, 2019 there were 54 calls for service, including the Whitney Detachment.
- There were ten motor vehicle collisions, five were animal related.
- There was one domestic dispute, and no domestic calls resulting in criminal charges.
Break and Enter
On Sunday January 6, 2019 at approximately 10:50 a.m. Killaloe OPP Constable Jason MacDougall responded to a break and enter into a residence on Queen Street, Bonnechere Valley Twp. A Sony Playstation and fishing tackle were stolen. This incident remains under investigation.
On Wednesday January 2, 2019, at approximately 4:37 p.m. Killaloe OPP responded to a two vehicle collision involving a passenger car and a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on Highway 41 and Grattan Road, in Bonnechere Valley Twp. Both drivers were taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Police have charged 19-year-old Joey PERRIN of Napanee with Careless Driving, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant was issued a Provincial Offences Act notice. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
On Thursday January 3, 2019 at approximately 10:29 a.m. Killaloe OPP responded to a two vehicle collision involving a passenger car and a pickup truck towing a trailer on Highway 41 and Grattan Road, Bonnechere Valley Twp. Police have charged 19-year-old Phyllis VERCH of Bonnechere Valley Twp. with Fail To Yield To Traffic On Through Highway, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant was issued a Provincial Offences Act notice. One vehicle required a tow. There were no reported injuries.
In the event you are reporting an occurrence that does not require immediate police assistance please call 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to speak to someone at the Killaloe Detachment contact 613-757-2600.
Yarmel, C. OPP Killaloe Detachment (2019, Jan.7) Release for the week of January 2, 2019 to January 6, 2019 [Press release]
Sawbridge, J. OPP Renfrew (2019, Jan.7) Renfrew OPP Weekly News [Press release]
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