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Scam Of The Day – Phishing

Phishing – Without the Line The word phishing comes from the analogy that Internet scammers are using email lures to ‘fish’ for passwords and financial data from the sea of Internet users. Phishing, also called “brand spoofing” is the creation of email messages and Web pages that are replicas of existing, legitimate sites and businesses. […]

The Scam of The Day – ID Theft – The Video Is Funny But It Could Be You!

Identity Theft Identity theft refers to the preparatory stage of acquiring and collecting someone else’s personal information for criminal purposes. As of January 8, 2010, Senate Bill S-4 became law, making it illegal to possess another person’s identity information for criminal purposes. Identity theft techniques can range from unsophisticated, such as dumpster diving and mail […]

Are You Looking For Love On The Internet – Beware!

The Scam Of The Day – The Romance Scam There is a growing number of people who are turning to the internet to find love, unfortunately scammers know this and use every type of dating or social networking site to seek out potential victims. The scammer will gain the trust of the victim through displays […]

Today We Focus On Scams Targeting Students

Scams Targeting Students Merchandise Scams – Buying Online & Counterfeit Goods Students need to be cautious when buying merchandise online and are encouraged to fully review feedback and to deal with companies or individuals that they know by reputation or from past experience. If the buyer is not familiar with a particular seller, they should […]

Today’s Scam Of The Day & A Strange Way of Letting Your Kid Know You Care

Media Release Friday March 6th, 2015   Today’s Scam Of The Day – False Charities If an unfamiliar charity organization contacts you – by mail, phone, or Internet – be careful. Bogus charities often use names that are very close to the names of legitimate and respected charities. The end of the year is the […]

Scam Of The Day

In support of the month of March being fraud prevention month, we will be highlighting the “scam of the day”. It is part of our contiuing efforts to make the public more aware of ongoing scams that are being used by con artists. We want to prevent you from ever becoming a victim. Remember…FRAUD…Recognize It…Report […]

Please Help Us Identify This Robbery Suspect

Please take a look at this video and see if you recognize this man. If so, please contact our Criminal Investigations Branch at 705.324.5252 or remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

WestJet Fraud Alert

  Media Release Tuesday January 20th , 2015 WestJet Fraud Alert  An alert Lindsay woman avoided falling prey to the most recent fraud attempt in our area. On Monday January 19th, 2015 a Lindsay woman was contacted by a person claiming to be a representative from WestJet. The representative indicated that WestJet was offering the […]

If Too Good To Be True…..It’s Probably Fraud

Monday December 15th, 2014 Shoplifter Charged With Assault A Norland woman allegedly bit a Loss Prevention Officer when detained outside the Lindsay Canadian Tire store Friday afternoon. The woman was stopped outside the store at 12:10pm after failing to pay for a set of car mats, two litres of engine oil and batteries. 24 year […]