The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 106 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 4 people were arrested.
Tax Frauds on the Rise
It’s tax season and unfortunately this means criminals will be ramping up their efforts to impersonate the Canada Revenue Agency and extort money from you. This type of fraud (scam) often starts with a call from a person claiming to be with the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency). This person will tell you that you must pay them or go to jail; if you stay on the line the next step is getting money. This fraud often requires the victim to purchase large amounts of pre-paid credit cards and then forward the codes to the fake CRA agent. This allows them to transfer all funds from your cards to other sources.
The Federal Government of Canada will never threaten you and require you buy them large amounts of pre-paid gift cards and pre-paid credit cards. If you are truly worried about police intervention hang up the phone and call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm and Sat-Sun 9am-5pm. To report the fraud call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 Mon-Fri 0830am-5pm.
If you lose money because of a fraud you can report it to police.
Man Arrested for Breach of Probation and Weapons Charges
On March 15th, 2017 a 38 year old Chatham man attended a rooming house looking for accommodations. The man was refused service and left. Upon leaving the manager of the property witnessed the man to be in possession of a baseball bat and a large butcher’s knife and called police. The man was located a short distance away and was found to have a large knife concealed in his waist band.
The 38yr old man was found to be on two separate weapons prohibitions for violent offences and was arrested for two counts of Breach of Probation and Possession of a Concealed Weapon. The man was held for a bail hearing.