File Number: Thefts from Vehicles/CRA scams
The Grand Forks RCMP would like to notify the citizens of Grand Forks that there have 21 complaints of theft from vehicles since January 1, 2018.
Unfortunately most of these thefts have been from unlocked vehicles and some of the stolen property has been unsecured items in the boxes of trucks.
Please lock up or remove valuables from your vehicles, and keep things like loose change out of sight.
If you have any information regarding these thefts you can call the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
As a reminder numerous citizens of Grand Forks have been contacted by scammers who are posing as an agent for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
The scammer demanded money for back taxes, fines and a fee. The scammer told the citizen that the RCMP would be contacting the citizen if he did not pay. This is a scam. New to this scam is a letter from the CRA indicating that the addressee needs to contact the CRA to update their personal information.
“The CRA takes these matters very seriously and provides substantial information to Canadians about how to protect themselves from scams undertaken using the CRA’s name. Informing yourself is particularly important during the tax filing season, when such scams peak,” said the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue. This information, including examples of real scam telephone calls and e-mails, can be easily found on the CRA web site. The
below link is a wealth of information on various CRA scams. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud.html
You may also obtain a brochure on Fraud Awareness and how to protect yourself against fraud from the Grand Forks RCMP Detachment.
Sgt. J. (Jim) FENSKE
Boundary Regional RCMP