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Hampstead residents urged to be vigilant against identity theft

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Hampstead residents urged to be vigilant against identity theft

The Town of Hampstead posted an advisory urging residents to prevent and report instances of identity theft and identity fraud. The advisory comes after town public security officers alerted Montreal police to a case of alleged identity theft. On Oct. 28, the officers saw an 18-year-old man who was loitering intentionally drop what turned out to be a false permit with a Hampstead address. Councillor Harvey Shafer said the 18-year-old man allegedly belonged to a street gang specializing in credit card theft and fraud. “These individuals steal credit cards, order merchandise online and give a fictitious address to pick up the orders,” Shaffer recently read in the November public security report. The councillor also pointed out at the time that incidents of fraud, thefts and personification are numerous in the town. The RCMP advisory posted by Hampstead says that if individuals believe or know they are a victim of identity theft or fraud, or may have unintentionally provided personal or financial information: • “Contact your local police force and file a report.” • “Contact your bank/financial institution and credit card company.” • “Contact the two national credit bureaus and place a fraud alert on your credit reports. Equifax Canada (Toll […]

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Advances in technology help police, residents catch criminals together

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Advances in technology help police, residents catch criminals together

Through online databases and the ever-increasing use of social media, metro-area authorities are relying on tips from the public to help them solve crimes more than ever before. This month, six law enforcement agencies announced their participation in a national database program that allows officers to track crimes, traffic accidents and other emergency calls by accessing an online map.   The program, called ATACRAIDS, allows officers to enter information into the system and share it with other agencies, helping investigators link crimes. Last week, the program went public, and officers in the six agencies (Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Edmond, Moore, Norman and Bethany police departments) are hoping residents will begin to monitor the database and pass along tips and information to authorities. Oklahoma City Police Capt. Paco Balderrama said his department is close to finishing another, more detailed database that will allow residents to track criminals convicted of sexual and violent crimes in their neighborhoods. Some law enforcement officials say they are optimistic about the ATACRAIDS program, given that the digital age has created a generation of individuals who understand technology and how to use it to solve problems. Sarah Jensen, spokeswoman for the Norman Police Department, said it uses […]

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Clearfield Police Warn Residents of Scams

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Clearfield Police Warn Residents of Scams

Clearfield Borough police have received a complaint about a mail fraud/scam that includes a payroll check and letter to participate in a “consumer service evaluator”” for Wal-Mart. According to police, neither the check nor the program originates from Wal-Mart. “[It] is not legitimate,” said police. Police noted that any resident who believes they have been defrauded should contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Police said residents can contact the FTC online at www.ftc.gov or by phone at 1-877-FTC-HELP. They can also contact the Consumer Fraud Division of the state’s Attorney General’s Office. Police would also like to warn residents about the various scam methods being used by swindlers. Police have offered tips to help residents avoid becoming a victim of a scam. Phishing: “Phishing” is fraud method in which the swindler will send out a “legitimate-looking” e-mail in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients.  It may appear to be a Wal-Mart e-mail with its logo. If the customer “falls for the bait,” police said that the swindler may get credit card numbers, pin numbers, expiration dates for credit cards, bank account numbers and Social Security Numbers. Vishing: Vishing is very similar to “phishing” but instead of […]

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Whanganui residents have criticised the actions of a police officers who shot dead a cow causing chaos in the streets of of the city this morning.

“It was dangerous for the police to be shooting with kids walking to school grab,” said another Whanganui resident.

However, the Royal New Zealand SPCA says police were within their rights to take down the cow in the interests of public safety.

Ric Odom, CEO of the RNZSPCA, says the officer made a quick decision when dealing with the runaway cow and was not able to wait for animal control to arrive.

Mr Odom says the fact the cow was shot multiple times is something the RNZSPCA would be concerned about but under these circumstances it appears the officer made the right decision for public safety.

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Airborne bounce house reminds residents to use safety tips

bouce+house+2SIOUX FALLS – Video of a bounce house on a Florida beach carried into the air by a water spout yesterday has gone viral.
A business owner who rents these for parties explains that many are built with safety features like nets to keeps from falling out, but there are simple safety precautions people can take to keep bounce houses as safe as possible.

Maddie Carolan might be considered one of the luckiest girls in the world.
Her dad owns a bounce house rental company.

“Me and my friends have a lot of fun on them.

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Residents, city come to compromise over change to commercial zoningNational Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – A Harbour Landing resident has successfully protected her neighbourhood from unwanted commercial development. On Monday, city council decided to maintain the restrictions on the types of commercial…

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Residents, city come to compromise over change to commercial zoning

Residents, city come to compromise over change to commercial zoning

A Harbour Landing resident has successfully protected her neighbourhood from unwanted commercial development. On Monday, city council decided to maintain the restrictions on the types of commercial properties built on two plots of land abutting Harbour Landing residential areas. “None […]

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