Don't fall victim to ongoing inheritance letter scam

Don’t fall victim to ongoing inheritance letter scam

The North Bay Police Service alerts residents to an ongoing “inheritance letter” scam, such as the one recently sent to a North Bay resident.The letter describes the recent death of a fictitious wealthy foreigner who shares the recipient’s last name….

Police investigate scam initiated through Facebook

Police investigate scam initiated through Facebook

The North Bay Police Service is currently investigating a report of an individual who lost thousands of dollars through a scam that was initiated through the social networking website, Facebook. The fraudster contacted the victim with a friend request. Lured…

Reader's Digest Scam Alert

Reader’s Digest Scam Alert

The North Bay Police Service alerts the public to a recent report of a “Reader’s Digest” scam involving a local woman who fell victim. On Thursday, April 6th, 2017, a fraudster contacted a woman in her 80s at her North…

Beware of romance scams

Beware of romance scams

The North Bay Police Service is currently investigating a report of a romance scam involving a local woman who lost thousands of dollars to a fraudster. The unknown suspect contacted her through an online dating site and used her emotions…

City issues warning about unlicensed business soliciting work locally

City issues warning about unlicensed business soliciting work locally

This media release was issued by the City of North Bay today: The City of North Bay is warning residents of an unlicensed business soliciting work. Representatives from Nationwide Home Comfort are going door-to-door selling furnaces and air conditioners and…

Canadians challenged to #CRUSHtheCRAscam

Canadians challenged to #CRUSHtheCRAscam

The RCMP issued a media release today, asking Canadians to crush the CRA scam. This is an ongoing scam whereby fraudsters, who claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), make “threats of arrest, deportation, assault, sexual assault, kidnapping,…

Ongoing inheritance letter scam

Ongoing inheritance letter scam

A complainant visited North Bay Police Service headquarters yesterday to provide police with a scam letter that was mailed to the complainant’s residence. The North Bay Police Service reminds residents not to fall victim to this ongoing “inheritance letter” scam…

Persons say they are fundraising for a good cause...but are they legit?

Persons say they are fundraising for a good cause…but are they legit?

The North Bay Police Service recently received a few complaints from residents concerned about persons who are fundraising at the door looking for money to support their participation in Sunday’s Terry Fox Run. The complainants’ concern is that the people…

Telephone Scam Alert

Telephone Scam Alert

Gaining remote access to your online bank accounts Most of us have heard about the telephone scam where a fraudster calls claiming to be from a reputable software or anti-virus company to say they need access to your computer in…

Weekend Occurrences

Weekend Occurrences

Over the weekend, the North Bay Police Service responded to 242 calls for service and arrested and charged 17 people with the following offences: One person was charged with fraud over $5000 and utter forged documents; One person was charged…