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Safely and securely dispose of unwanted electronics

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is partnering with the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) to offer free electronics recycling on March 19th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the parking lot at City Hall, located at 511 Royal Avenue. March is Fraud Prevention Month and an ideal time to get rid of […]

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Front line officers asking residents to talk to loved ones about cryptocurrency scams

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has seen an increase in reports of scammers who are requesting cryptocurrency. Scammers will use dating apps, online ads, or phone calls to manipulate people into sending them cryptocurrency. When scammers use phone calls in this scam they will identify themselves as employees of legitimate organizations, examples […]

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Bail money scam targets seniors for thousands of dollars

New Westminster – Seniors around the Metro Vancouver region are being warned of a new kind of scam. Victims of this scam are being called by scammers who claim to be a police officer or lawyer saying that a relative of theirs needs bail money to get out of jail. The scammers emotionally manipulate the […]

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Scam featuring New Westminster Police Department phone number prompts warning

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is warning of a recent scam that is using call spoofing technology to make it appear as if fraudulent calls are coming from the New Westminster Police Department. Some people receiving these calls say they were told by someone claiming to be a police officer that packages […]

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NWPD warn residents not to fall prey to the CRA tax scam

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police department is warning the public that the Canada Revenue Agency Scam is hitting New Westminster with a renewed intensity. “Unfortunately we recently learned of two victims who lost upwards of $23,000 and $1,600,” stated Media Relations Officer Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “Both of these people received phone calls claiming […]

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New Westminster Police Department warns residents of donation fraud

New Westminster – Scams are prevalent everywhere, especially during the holidays. People should be cautious of who they’re giving donations to. “Donation fraud awareness is very important – especially around the holidays,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “We encourage everyone to talk with their friends and family about the signs of a person that is trying […]

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Online dating scam warning – protect your heart and your bank account

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is warning residents about online dating scams involving fraudsters pretending to be prospective companions. A New Westminster resident was corresponding with someone using a fictional identity through an online dating website. After corresponding with the resident over a number of months, the scammer asked for money to […]

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Warning issued over embassy scam

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is warning residents about a telephone scam involving fraudsters posing as employees of foreign embassies. A New Westminster resident was called by someone claiming to work for the Chinese Embassy who told them they were a suspect in a large investigation. This person told the resident that […]

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Tea party brings officers and seniors together to talk safety

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department, have stepped up efforts to give seniors the tools to deal with scams and fraud over the phone and through email. Safe-Tea workshops were held between May 30 and June 3 throughout New Westminster and were funded by the Canadian Department of Justice. The workshops were presented […]

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Fraud Suspects Charged

New Westminster – On December 7th 2015, members of the NWPD Patrol Division responded to an apartment building in the 100 block of 7th Street to keep the peace while a Bailiff Service executed a Writ of Possession. The Bailiff Service served several eviction notices, and in course of their duties they located a number […]

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