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North Delta crime beat: Amazon Prime and Instagram fraud cases reported

Nexus card fraud also reported
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Files of interest for this week from Delta Police.

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.

*Feb. 20, 8600 Block 120th Street: Complainant reported their backpack stolen from a business. Staff reviewed surveillance video, but were unable to locate any information regarding the backpack. The backpack contained an iPhone 10 and several bank cards, which were fraudulently used in several locations. All bank cards have since been cancelled. Complainant advised to contact Equifax.

*Feb. 20, 11300 Block of 84th Avenue: Complainant attempted to renew their Amazon Prime by calling a number, which they assumed was legitimate, and spoke with a male and provided him with banking information. Subsequently they found two e-transfers from their bank account for over several thousand dollars. File number provided to complainant in order for bank to attempt to reverse the transactions.

*Feb. 22, North Delta Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported they had sent a video of themselves in a compromising situation to what turned out to be a fake Instagram account which was now demanding a large sum of money to prevent release of the video. No money sent as the bank blocked the transfer. Police advised the complainant of internet security scams and tips to prevent future extortion attempts.

*Feb. 25, 11000 Block of Nordel Way: Police stopped a vehicle unable to maintain lane control and travelling at 30 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. The driver stated they had a drink “a while ago.” Two breath samples were provided with both reading “fail.” The driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside suspension and a 30-day driving suspension. Driver’s license seized and the vehicle impounded. A friend arrived and transported the suspect home.

*Feb. 25, North Delta Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported they were the victim of a fraud while applying for a Nexus card on a non-governmental site. Charges were made to the complainant’s credit card, which are now being investigated by the credit card company. Card has been cancelled.