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Tasmania Police Warns of Scam AFP Emails

Tasmania Police has warned the public of a potential scam email making the rounds.

The email claims to be from Australian Federal Police at Police, [email protected], telling the recipient that there is photographic evidence of them possibly committing a traffic infringement.

It then tells the recipient to click on a link to “check out your intrusion info”…

Read more in The Examiner.

Source: www.examiner.com.au

Scammers Impersonating RCMP

If someone calls and says they’re with the RCMP, they’re probably lying – especially if they’re trying to collect fines or gain access to your computer.

The RCMP issued a warning Wednesday after receiving multiple complaints from across Ontario about crooked calls made in the name of the force…

Source: www.ottawasun.com

Phone Scam: Man Calling Gold Coasters Falsely Claiming To Sell Police Gazette Advertising

Gold Coast Police are warning residents of a scam where a man contacts people by phone claiming to be selling advertising space in the Police Gazette. During the conversation he requests payment over the phone.

The Queensland Police Service does not phone residents requesting money for advertising.

Members of the public are asked to be mindful of this scam.

Anyone with information on the matter should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

Source: www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au

Edmonton Police Warn of Deportation Threat Scam Targeting Indo-Canadian Community

Edmonton Police are warning of a phone scam targeting Indo-Canadians and other immigrants, in which they are threatened to pay thousands of dollars or face deportation.

Police have received several reports of the scam in the past month and some people have fallen victim to it. Those targeted said they received calls from people claiming to work with Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Immigration Canada or a police service.

The fraudulent caller stated that individuals have not filed their taxes appropriately, or have not registered themselves as alien immigrants. Police said the fraudsters allegedly made threats of issuing warrants for arrest, jail time, loss of immigration status and deportation.

Source: globalnews.ca

Police Reach Significant Milestone In Dismantling Fraud In Queensland

On Friday, the Queensland Police Service’s Fraud and Cyber Crime Group has achieved a significant milestone in their work towards identifying, disrupting and dismantling boiler room fraud operations across southeast Queensland. “Boiler rooms are quite simply a group of telemarketers working to sell improper or non-existent products. Most often these are linked to gambling software or investment product websites and offered to Queenslanders as a profitable investment option.

Source: mypolice.qld.gov.au

Bellarine Phone Scam Warning Issued, Involving Police Impersonation

Police are urging residents not to fall prey to a phone scam targeting the Bellarine Peninsula.

The scam involves a male caller stating he was a police officer from Bellarine who runs a local business.

He says he is looking for businesses in the area to be part of a new Victoria Police community website.

Source: www.geelongadvertiser.com.au