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North Delta Crime Beat: Several crypto currency scams reported

More catalytic converter thefts 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.

*July 18, 11000 Block of 80th Avenue: Complainant invested $500 in crypto currency as a result of an ad they saw on Facebook. Subsequently the complainant was unable to make contact with the company with whom they had made the investment. The complainant immediately cancelled their credit card. As they had provided the company with personal and banking information they were advised to contact Equifax and TransUnion as a precaution. A Google search by police returned multiple posts re the company being a scam.

*July 18, 1600 Block of Cliveden Drive: A business reported that security video revealed a male had cut through the fence of the property and remove the catalytic converters from four vehicles parked in the locked lot. Estimated loss is $4,000. Video did not show suspect’s vehicle and was unable to provide any distinguishing characteristics of the male.

*July 19, 11000 Block of 83rd Avenue: Complainant reported that they had contacted an unknown female via Twitter and invested $5,000 in crypto currency. Subsequently they found the transaction to be fraudulent. Complainant to provide details of the interactions of the investment and register with Equifax.

*July 19, 1500 Block of Cliveden Drive: A business reported that approximately $7,500 worth of aluminum framing had been stolen from outside the rear loading bay doors. Police attended and were advised that an additional $2,000 worth of rivets and $25,000 worth of aluminum panels had also been stolen. The goods had been stored outside in an unlocked compound easily accessible by vehicle. Neighborhood queries proved negative.

*July 21, 600 Block of Chester Road: A business reported the theft, sometime overnight, of a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked at the rear of the premises. Police obtained photographs of the vehicle and the area. Information reported to ICBC.

*July 21, 1300 Block of Derwent Way: A business reported two storage containers on their premises had the locks cut but no significant damage or loss of property. Video surveillance showed two males in a silver Honda Civic as possible suspects. Image of vehicle disseminated for possible identification.

*July 23, 7600 Block of 116A Street: Complainant reported they had been contacted by a person pretending to be a Telus employee. The complainant gave the caller personal and banking information in order to purchase an iPhone Max Pro and sign a contract. Subsequently they found the phone had been shipped to an Ontario address and charges made to their Bell account. Bell was contacted and the transaction cancelled.

*July 24, 8800 Block of 112th Street: Complainant reported the theft, sometime overnight, from their unlocked vehicle parked in their driveway. Items stolen include a passport. Rayban sunglasses, SIN card, phone charger, work permit, gas cards, and a study permit. No damage to the vehicle.