The following websites have very good information on existing scams and how to protect yourself:
Below are some scams that the CBRPS is currently aware of. If you have more information on these, or other possible scams, please contact police at 563-5151.
Scam 1 - Next of Kin Scam
If you receive a letter from a “Javier Matesanz” who claims to be employed with Souviron Economistas Y Abogados Spain, be cautious. It is probably a scam. In the letter, he may claim that he is searching for the next of kin of a business man who has died during the Tsunami catastrophe, leaving behind 10.8 M dollars.
Scam 2 - Medical Scam
If you receive a letter from someone claiming to be diagnosed with a serious illness with only a few hours left to live and asking you to disperse his or her funds to a charity, be cautious. It is likely a scam.
Scam 3 - Estate Scam
If you receive a letter from someone claiming to be a lawyer for a deceased person who has left money to your name, be cautious. It is likely a scam.
Scam 4 - Bank E-mail Scam
If you receive an e-mail claiming to be from your financial institution, asking you to supply details such as your social insurance number, account number, address and other personal information, please be cautious. This could be a scam.
Scam 5 - Western Union Scam
If you receive a cheque from “Mike Wholesale LTD,” pleasebe cautious. It is likely a scam.
Scam 6 - Contest Scam
If you receive a letter from a company stating that you have won a sum of money and to call a certain number to claim it, please be cautious—it is likely a scam.