Crime & Police

St. Albert RCMP warn citizens about Facebook fraud scam

St. Albert RCMP received a complaint about a citizen who fell prey to a relationship/dating scam.  The individual met the scammer on the Facebook Dating App, and began a friendship for approximately 6 months.  […]


Column: Alberta RCMP gives fraud tips for online holiday shopping

It’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping, and during the pandemic, people have been doing more and more shopping online. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up this month, we would like to remind people to protect their personal and financial information when purchasing things online.


COLUMN: Protecting yourself from fraud during COVID-19

(NC) Safeguarding against scams can be a challenge. This is especially true during difficult periods like we are experiencing now. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a lot of uncertainty and worry – the very things that fraudsters thrive on. […]


RCMP warning of increased COVID-19 scams

The RCMP says there has been a spike in COVID-19 related scams in Canada since the beginning of the month. The most common report police are receiving is fraudulent merchandise sales and phishing emails. […]

National News

5 red flags for popular scams

(NC) It seems that there’s always a new scam we need to be worried about. By now, we’ve been exposed to so many it’s easy to think we know the warning signs. But fraudsters are always finding new ways to outsmart victims. Here are some flags to watch out for: […]

Local News

Morinville RCMP Seek Identity of Two Persons in Attempted Frauds

Morinville, Alberta – Morinville RCMP are investigating two attempted frauds at the Husky and Shell gas stations in the Town of Morinville that occurred on the evening of February 13, 2018. A male and female entered the Shell and Husky gas station convenience stores and attempted to purchase a large number of lotto tickets and gift cards. […]

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Local News

RCMP warn of credit card fraud at local business

On August 23 and August 25, 2017 suspects entered a local business in the Town of Morinville to commit fraud by purchasing goods using an admin card. On August 23rd two male suspects were involved (see attached photograph), and on August 25th one male suspect was involved. […]


Fraud hits one in five small businesses, CFIB says

A Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) report indicates fraudsters have scammed 20 per cent of Canadian businesses over the past year. The organization’s report will be released on March 17. […]

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Local News

RCMP offer seven tips for safe online shopping

RCMP are cautioning online shoppers not to get stung in an online deal. Police say the number of people shopping online has grown steadily over the years along with the methods of buying and selling online. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: From the Desk of RCMP Sgt. Mark Mathias

It’s November already. Winter is setting in and the kids are all settled into school. When you go to the malls the Christmas supplies are out and the news has reports of retailers hiring extra employees for the Christmas shopping season…. […]