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nity aid projects. These may be legitimate but the con artists may be using them as a cover for their scams. Anyone who suspects they are the target of a fraud routine should refuse to provide any information or provide any payments requested. They should report the incident to police and to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or www.anti- Residents and business owners who want to be better informed about the most common fraud routines, how to recognize them, what to do when approached, and how to avoid losing either their money or their personal identity can get The Little Black Book of Scams from the federal go- vernment’s competition bureau website at, and look under “Publications”.

Le détachement de Hawkesbury de la Police provinciale de l’Ontario tient à mettre en garde les résidents du secteur de Prescott et de la région contre les canulars. Selon la police, plusieurs plaintes ont été reçues à ce sujet au cours des derniers mois. Pour de plus amples détails, les résidents sont priés de consulter www.competitionbureau. Toute personne qui soupçonne être visée par de tels canulars devrait joindre la police ou le Centre antifraude du Canada,1-888-495-8501 ou


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seniors, trying to convince them that a grandchild is in trouble and needs either bail money or a loan for travel expenses, a medical emergency, or some other reason. The “Mystery Shopper” scam is simple. The con artist claims to represent a “mystery shopping” outlet that does price compari- sons for its business clients. The victim is asked to help evaluate the customer service of a local MoneyGram or other kind of storefront cheque-cashing outlet in return for a “finder’s fee” payment. A “cheque” is sent to the victim involving a large sum of money. The cheque is taken to a MoneyGram or other such outlet, cashed, and the bulk of the funds, minus the “finder’s fee” for the victim, then forwarded to another “mystery shopper” who is in actual fact the con artist. The cheque-cashing outlet later discovers the cheque is a fake and the victim is forced to repay the money lost. Other scams include the “Microsoft Anti- Virus”, “Internet Service”, and the “Internet Phishing” scam.These scams depend on the victim not being too knowledgeable about Internet sales services and systems. Such scams may lead to identity theft. Last of the “Unlucky 7” is the “fake charity donation” scam, which is becoming more common as con artists rely on sympathy for people and groups in trouble as a result of natural disasters and civil unrest or other causes. Businesses are also becoming amore common target to support alleged commu- Theft on Bouvier Road Officers are investigating the theft of a blue 2017 Yamaha SR1 with Ontario licence number 2AM395. The theft took place sometime overnight between February 7 and 8, 2017, after the unknown suspect(s) forced their way into the garage portion of a home on Bouvier Road in the City of Clarence- Rockland. Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for any incident should im- mediately contact Russell County OPP at 1-888- 310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000. – Vicky Charbonneau


La Fondation de La Cité remet 350 000 $ en bourses La Fondation de La Cité a tenu, hier, ses cérémo- nies officielles de reconnaissance des donateurs et de remises de bourses. Donateurs, membres du personnel et familles étaient présents pour féliciter quelque 400 lauréats qui ont reçu une bourse variant de 500 $ à 2500 $. Grâce à la générosité de ses donateurs, la Fondation a remis plus de 350 000 $ en bourses. « Nous sommes fiers de récompenser le travail de nos étudiants en les aidant à poursuivre leurs études, à intégrer le marché du travail ou encore à réaliser leurs rêves. Je remercie nos généreux donateurs qui ont choisi de faire une différence pour nos étudiants. Leurs gestes auront un impact positif sur leur avenir », a déclaré la présidente de La Cité, madame Lise Bourgeois. - Francis Racine The “phony tax agent/Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)” scam is one such scam, whereby the con artist claims that the reci- pient is either overdue with a tax payment from the year before or may be entitled to extra refund money from the government. The CRA does not call or email taxpayers demanding payment on any outstanding tax debts and does not have the authority to send police to make an arrest. The “family emergency/grandparent scam”, is another scam. It mainly targets The Hawkesbury OPP has had a few busy weeks, early in the year, dealing with com- plaints about con artists trying to scam their way into the bank accounts of area residents with the Unlucky 7Most Popular fraud routines. Police have received a number of calls about phony telemarketers and also people pretending to represent the Canada Revenue Agency.Therefore, police want tomake resi- dents aware of the Unlucky 7 most popular cons showing up again in Prescott County and surrounding areas.


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