Friday, April 25, 2014  Proportional Viewing Options. 800 1024 1280 1440 1680 1920 Currently Viewing - 800 ! Port Stanley Weather
News Regional National Events Weather Community Directory Sports Real Estate Classifieds Photos Video Contact Us
Joe Preston MP Port Stanley Festival Theatre 2013 Season Kari Wilson RBC Mortgage Specialist click here to viewFlowers by Rosita - Your Orchid and Wedding Specialist!
News / Crime Watch
More Crime Watch   -  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 More Crime Watch, 248 available.
Scam Reminder
  St Thomas Police Service  
 Chester Street Domestic Dispute
 Kops N Kids Camp Is a Hit
 Youth Faces Criminal Charges in Shooting Incident
 Bicycles on Sidewalks
 Charges Laid in Motor Vehicle Collision
 OPP Investigates Two Vehcile Crash
 Waitress Assaulted Trying to Prevent a Crime
 Female Arrested for Breaching Undertaking
 Police Make an Arrest in Homicide Investigation
 Kijiji Scam Means Sellers Beware
 Drinking and Driving Potentially Deadly Combo
 Southend Vehicles Riffled
 Fleeing Theft Suspect Crashes
 OPP Investigate Tractor Trailer Rollover
 Rash of Boat Entries
 Female Arrested for Dangerous Driving
 Acts of Sexual Deviance
 Gun Shots Exchanged on Oneida Reservation
 Robbery at Chestnut and Ross Streets
 $30,000 Stolen Truck Recovered
 Suspect Injured Jumping from Building
 Scam Reminder 
 Spotting a Scam
sample of secret shopper scam letter

Once again St. Thomas Police have been inundated with calls regarding scam letters involving a very realistic looking cheque for just under $4000.00 asking to be a secret shopper. As the saying goes: if it's too good to be true - it probably is.

It's not always easy spotting a scam, and new ones are invented every day. If you feel that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don't be embarrassed - you're not alone.

To report a fraud, contact the St. Thomas Police Service. To find out more about frauds you can contact PhoneBusters toll free 1-888-495-8501 or their website at www.phonebusters.com. There is a direct link on the St. Thomas Police Service website as well.

PhoneBusters is a national anti-fraud call centre jointly operated by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. PhoneBusters plays a key role in educating the public about specific fraudulent telemarketing pitches.

Here is a sample of what the secret shopper scam letter looks like, should anyone receive one in the mail. A reminder to our citizens, never give out personal information to anyone over the phone unless you initiated the call.

Domestic Assault

In the early evening of June 9, 2013, a 37 year old St. Thomas female and her 44 year old male common law partner became involved in a verbal argument that quickly became physical. The female began slapping and kicking the male causing minor bruising to his face. The female was arrested later that evening for assault and was held for a bail hearing.

Contact Numbers

Friday, April 25, 2014 | Welcome Guest! | Login | Home | Terms of Use | RSS Feeds
World's 1st Proportional Viewing News Web Site. February 5, 2008. Copyright © PortStanleyNews.com
Send mail to webmaster@portstanleynews.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright © 2004 - 2014 Port Stanley News.com All Rights Reserved ISSN 1718-8695