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Crime Beat: Don’t be a mule say Delta Police

If you have been a victim of fraud, police encourage you to report this.
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Files of interest for this week from Delta Police.

Don’t be a mule.

That’s the message from the Delta Police who are alerting residents to another scam that has materialized in the community.

DPD say the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is reporting an increase in unsuspecting victims being used as money mules.

“A money mule is more like an unsuspecting victim that becomes a pawn in a larger crime network,” said DPD. “A money mule is recruited by fraudsters as the middle person to transfer proceeds of crime funds.”

Police say the money is often transferred via wire transfers, email money transfers, money services, and virtual currencies. The mule often gets paid for their services.

Visit to learn about variations on money mule scams, and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

If you have been a victim of fraud, police encourage you to report this to their non-emergency line at 604-946-4411, or through their online reporting system on

Tell police where they can patrol

Back by popular demand!

On Thursday, June 16 the DPD traffic unit will be enforcing the areas in Delta that residents believe to be trouble zones.

Send DPD a message on their social media channels with your concerns (speeding, distracted driving, tailgating etc.), and the area of Delta. On the June 16, police will be posting on all of our their social media channels the results of residents’ concerns. ⁠

Calls for service

Number of completed calls: 528
Number of General Occurrence Reports created: 450
False/Abandoned 911: 65
Collisions: 17
Break and Enter: 4
Fraud: 8
Theft from Auto: 13

Immediate Roadside Prohibition: May 30 to June 5

Last week, officers took four impaired drivers off our roads.

1 - 24 hour drug

3 - 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition

In one of these instances, a quick thinking member of the public called 9-1-1 when they witnessed two women who seemed impaired get into a vehicle and drive away.