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MARCH IS FRAUD PREVENTION MONTH

Posted on March 15th, 2021 | Posted in News

March is Fraud Prevention Month.

Check out the online resources available to you out there. There are some very clever schemes to get you to part with your hard-earned cash.

Start with this list from the Competition Bureau of Canada…

List of Frauds

 

 

 

Online Employment & Job Scams

Posted on January 11th, 2021 | Posted in News

BEWARE – Online Job Scams

Scammers continue to take advantage of the COVID‑19 pandemic to perpetuate fraud & scams making Canadians experiencing job loss vulnerable to fraudulent job offers. Here’s how to spot the common red flags of an employment scam.

Red flags of an employment scam

There are variations of a scam job offer, but there are typically common red flags, including:

  • The job offer is unsolicited, arriving as a text or email with promises of easy money.
  • The “employer” sends you a cheque, often with a bogus “contract” and asks you to cash the cheque and send a portion of the money to another person or company – a version of the ‘overpayment scam’.
  • You apply to an online job ad for a position as a “payments processor” or “financial agent” and your job requires you to deposit payments from the company’s clients into your bank account and then redirect those funds to a different account according to the “employer’s” instructions. These funds could be the proceeds of crime and the scammer has hired you to launder the funds as a money mule.

How to protect yourself from job scams

  • Always verify that a legitimate company is offering the job.
  • Validate the job posting is legitimate by ensuring that the job offer is posted to the company’s official website and not only online job boards or by calling the company using a phone number you know is correct and not just provided in the job offer.
  • Never accept funds on behalf of someone you don’t know.

Here are two of the best resources for Canadians looking to protect themselves from these scams…

Canadian Anti Fraud Center

Canadian Bankers Association

 

Crime Stoppers & Allstate Insurance (Sarnia) Present – the Sarnia Police Security Camera Registry

Posted on November 5th, 2020 | Posted in News
Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers together with Allstate Insurance is proud to support the Sarnia Police Service ‘Security Camera Registry’
More and more people have security cameras in their homes these days. Footage from these videos can help the police in many different investigations.
Soooo, if you live in Sarnia, AND one or more of your cameras face the street or the front of your house (doorbell cam?) AND if you want to help solve crime in your neighbourhood, then check out the FAQ’s on the Sarnia Police Website…. https://www.sarniapolice.com/camera-registry/
Sign up today and help the police to help you !!

 

COVID-19 and Crime Stoppers…

Posted on May 11th, 2020 | Posted in News

We would like to let everyone know that Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers continues to receive and direct your tips throughout this COVID-19 global pandemic.  Our Board of Directors will continue to approve reward payouts for tipsters whose information leads to an arrest are still eligible for cash rewards!!

We can still be reached through social media – Facebook @lambtoncrimestoppers and Twitter @lambtoncrime and of course your tips can still be phoned in at 1-800-222 TIPS(8477) or online at P3 Tips

FUNDRAISING:  Our fundraising this year has really taken a hit.   A lot of our fundraising comes from events like…

  • our spring “Rock n Bowl”,
  • our signature “Virtual Jail n Bail”,
  • our summertime “Cruise for Crime”,
  • our Halloween “Rock n Bowl”,

have all been cancelled but will definitely return in 2021.

Our popular Annual Charity Golf Tournament has been going strong for 33 years running… until this year.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t commit to it this year… but it will be back for sure in September of 2021.

Watch for us at virtual parades in Sarnia Lambton and through our social media accounts.

We wish you good health throughout this pandemic and hopefully we can all get back to normal operations very soon.

Allstate Donates to Crime Stoppers

Posted on June 6th, 2019 | Posted in News

Crime Stoppers thanks Chris Tomkins and his great team at Allstate in Sarnia for the generous donation of $1000.00 to Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers. It’s our community partnerships that allow our program to survive and flourish in the community. Thank you Chris Tomkins once again for all you do for Crime Stoppers. If you would like to help our essential program please reach out and donate anytime !

5 – Pin Bowling is Back…

Posted on March 20th, 2019 | Posted in News

Our Spring 5 Pin Rock and Bowl fundraiser is back at Marcin Bowl

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Cost $35.00 per person includes 3 games, shoe rental and pizza courtesy of Rondo’s… and prizes!!

Must enter a four person team (12 teams only)

Call for a registration package. 519-344-8861 ext 5204…

OR…

Simply email us at contactus@sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org with the following information – Number of Teams, Team Name(s) & Bowlers’ names.

Payment at the Bowling Alley

Get your team together now and let us know that you’ll be there so we’ll be sure to have enough Rondo’s Pizza

Today’s the DAY! Jail and Bail!

Posted on May 30th, 2018 | Posted in 2018 Jail and Bail

Check social media at 9am today! We’re going LIVE for our Jail and Bail!

Here are our last three jailbirds!

Virtual Jail and Bail TOMORROW AT 9AM

Posted on May 29th, 2018 | Posted in 2018 Jail and Bail

Mrs. Ash… shhhhhhh

Doug, better find your records! You’re going before the judge!

Coach… get your game together!

We’ve picked up some more Jailbirds!

Posted on May 25th, 2018 | Posted in 2018 Jail and Bail

Bucky Bain… I bet it was still a BEAUTIFUL HOUSE!

Selling below market values Sylvie? Tsk tsk! {When can I set up an appointment?}

THANK YOU DAVE NICOLAI… Best behaved.

One…two…three… alllll the vitamins! Thank you Subhash for taking part in our jail and bail!

We would like to thank all of our Jailbirds so far for taking part this year! Your support helps our community stay safe!

JAILBIRDS: Truesdale, Tius, and Williams

Posted on May 24th, 2018 | Posted in 2018 Jail and Bail

Well Truesdale, fishing without a license is a serious offence… we suggest you look into it.

One must always be careful of what they say…

Pack a lunch Williams!