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March is Fraud Prevention month

steve_wilsonMy name is Steve Wilson and I’m currently assigned to the Economic and Technical Crime Unit with the Delta Police in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. As a member of the ETCU, I investigate economic and technical crimes that occur within Delta. I also provide educational resources related to fraud awareness, prevention, and investigations to other members of the Delta Police Department as well as the general public.

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Protecting yourself from Scams

In Viewers choice Cheryl Martyn mentioned the Microsoft scam that’s popped up again. I thought I’d try and address telephone/email scams in a general sense and give everyone some thoughts and tools to assist themselves.

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Recovered stolen auto

Day shift #1

I spent the day gathering evidence for the fraud and identity theft file from last block.  I had a platoon mate present a photo pack line up to the two witnesses and the suspect was correctly identified.  Aside from covering for a few calls, it was a paper day to piece together the fraud file.

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Change of scenery

Day shift #1

We started the shift a little skinny on people with vacations, court time and illness.  I ended up working in a different zone to cover off and balance out the numbers.  It was a fairly routine day, we typically try not to hand larger files to members covering a zone to avoid having to run between zones for follow up.  Sometimes it’s unavoidable though, I took a call that appeared to be a simple theft that has turned into a full fraud and identity theft file.  I figured I’d be assigned to the zone for the whole block though so it was no issue.  It’s a nice change of scenery once in a while and a good chance to work with other platoon mates. Continue reading Change of scenery