Various scams slithering into Comox Valley

The Comox Valley RCMP are investigating several fraud/scam-type complaints that have occurred in the Comox Valley.

The Comox Valley RCMP are investigating several fraud/scam- type complaints that have occurred in the Comox Valley in the past several months.

Most of these frauds are originating outside the community, although some originate in other countries.

The frauds range from Income tax scams to romantic interest scams. The public is warned that if you are required to send money to collect a prize or if asked to do a job that requires cashing cheques and dispersing money to points other than the originator that they should be wary.

For information on the types of frauds and scams being committed in Canada, the public is urged to go online to www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.

It’s not always easy to spot a scam, and new ones are invented every day. If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed — you’re not alone.

If you want to report a fraud, or if you need information, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

• Toll-free phone: 1-888-495-8501;

• Toll-free fax: 1-888-654-9426;

• E-mail: info@antifraudcentre.ca.

— Comox Valley RCMP

Just Posted

Market Day crowds flock to downtown Courtenay

Fifth Street in downtown Courtenay was packed Saturday morning as people flocked… Continue reading

Marine tourism a driving force for Vancouver Island’s economy

State of the Island Economic Summit takes place Oct. 23-24

19 Wing Comox welcomes new wing commander

Col. Dany Poitras assumed command of 19 Wing Comox

Pacific Salmon Foundation contributes $42,000 to Comox Valley wild salmon restoration projects

The Pacific Salmon Foundation announced it is contributing more than $42,000 to… Continue reading

Mount Washington zip line nearing completion

Once finished, the line will be the longest and steepest zip line on Vancouver Island

Jets host peewee baseball tourney

The Comox Valley peewee A Jets baseball team is hosting a 10-team… Continue reading

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Most Read