Police Report: Bogus lottery notifications showing in mail
Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the next for Aug. 24 to 31:
Sunshine Coast residents are warned to be looking out for fraudulent lottery winner notifications within the mail.
A Coast resident acquired a really genuine wanting, well-written “Set for Life” lottery letter advising her that her title was hooked up to a successful ticket and that there was a prize price virtually $1 million ready for her to say. Nevertheless, the letter goes on to instruct the “winner” to answer by calling the quantity offered and that failure to take action by an approaching deadline will imply forfeiting the prize.
If the resident had referred to as the quantity, she seemingly would have been suggested that so as to declare the prize, she must hand over private and/or monetary info or advised that there are administrative charges required earlier than the prize cash may be claimed.
To be taught extra about common frauds and customary pink flags to look at for, please go to websites such because the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or the Higher Enterprise Bureau at www.bbb.org.
• On Aug. 25, police attended a two-vehicle incident within the 5800 block of Teredo Road, Sechelt, after the primary northbound car crossed over the centre line into the southbound lane. Because the northbound driver didn’t appropriate his car, the southbound car driver crossed the centre line into the northbound lane in an try and keep away from a collision within the southbound lane. However then the northbound car swerved again into its correct lane and collided with the southbound car. Fortuitously, no critical accidents have been reported, and alcohol impairment will not be an element. The northbound driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to maintain proper and the matter has been referred to ICBC.
• Between Aug. 21 and 25, a suspect gained entry to a property within the 700 block of College Highway, Gibsons, and stole numerous instruments together with Milwaukee 18 volt impression drill and battery, and an assortment of Klein model instruments in a brown leather-based electrician’s instrument pouch. Anybody with any details about this incident is requested to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-5913.
• On Aug. 27 at roughly 10:20 p.m., a male suspect gained entry to a fenced compound at a enterprise property within the 5500 block of Sechelt Inlet Highway, Sechelt, and stole a flat metallic backyard cart and a number of other 2-by-6-inch 8-ft.-long cedar planks. Police are reviewing safety video footage. Anybody with any details about this incident is requested to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6004.
• In a single day on Aug. 29, a suspect stole an orange and white Husqvarna 240 XTORQ chainsaw from the yard of a residence within the 1300 block of Gower Level Highway, Gibsons. Anybody with any details about this theft is requested to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6044.
• Someday between Aug. 16 and 30, suspects stole a considerable amount of copper and conduit cable from a property within the 10100 block of Mercer Highway, Halfmoon Bay. The stolen objects embody a 450-ft. spool of copper cable, and 50 ft of conduit cable. Anybody with any details about this incident is requested to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6074.
• On Aug. 26, a suspect stole a baby’s bike from exterior a residence within the 6200 block of Gale Avenue South, Sechelt or from Hackett Park, Sechelt. The stolen bike is described as a inexperienced toddler sized “PJ Masks” model and had coaching wheels on it. Anybody with any details about this incident is requested to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-5941.
• Between 12:45 and a pair of:30 p.m. on Aug. 27, a suspect stole an electrical bike from exterior a residence within the 600 block of College Highway, Gibsons. The stolen bike is described as a white RAD model with a battery pack and inexperienced electrical tape on the left pedal. Anybody with any details about this incident is requested to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-5982.
• In a single day on Aug. 31, a suspect stole two bikes off the again of an RV parked within the 400 block of South Fletcher Highway, Gibsons. The stolen bikes are described as two blue 18-speed Norco mountain bikes with 29-inch wheels. Anybody with any details about this theft is requested to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6093.
• In a single day on Aug. 31, a suspect stole two bikes from off the again porch of a residence within the 800 block Gibsons Approach, Gibsons. The stole bikes are described as a black Kona full suspension mountain bike and a 2005 silver Specialised entrance suspension mountain bike. Anybody with any details about this theft is requested to contact RCMP, reference police file 2020-6094.
• On Aug. 26, a Coast resident reported receiving two Canada Emergency Response Profit (CERB) cheques in her title regardless that she had not utilized for the CERB. It seems that her private info, together with her Social Insurance coverage Quantity, was compromised, presumably throughout a latest CRA breach. The resident was referred to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and Service Canada to report the theft of her SIN.
• On Aug. 27, a witness reported a car tailgating an ambulance south on Freeway 101 close to Leanne Highway, Sechelt. The suspect car then handed the ambulance at excessive velocity on a nook on a double stable earlier than reducing in entrance of the ambulance, practically putting it within the course of. The witness was capable of present a licence plate quantity in addition to a car and driver description and police will probably be following up with the registered proprietor. The file remains to be underneath investigation.
• On Aug. 29, police stopped a car at a roadblock arrange on Freeway 101 close to Monkey Tree Lane, Sechelt, and famous the motive force exhibiting potential indicators of intoxication from alcohol. The motive force, who suggested she’d had her final drink a few hours previous to driving, was given a roadside alcohol screening check. After two fail outcomes, the motive force was issued a 90-day Instant Roadside Prohibition and a 30-day car impoundment. The matter has been referred to RoadSafetyBC.
– Const. Karen Whitby, Sunshine Coast RCMP
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