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South Delta Crime Beat: Minor injuries in 56th street MVA

Lots of scam and fraud attempts reported this week. Be aware out there.
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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 South 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.


*March 28, HQ 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant attempted to purchase a dog via a website and e-transferred $1,010 to an unknown male, allegedly residing in Florida, who was to provide the dog. The complainant fears they are the victim of a scam as the seller is no longer responding to emails. Bank is investigating the fraud and potential return of funds. Police provided information re scams to the complainant and advised them not to send any further funds.

*March 28, 1700 Block of Duncan Drive: Complainant reported their spouse was on a website, which infected their computer with a virus. They then received a call from a person identifying themselves as a Microsoft rep. The caller was given remote access to the computer to fix the problem. The complainant realized they were the victim of fraud when a large sum of money was withdrawn from their bank account. File number provided for bank investigation. Police discussed a fraud prevention safety plan with the complainant.

*March 29, 5300 Block of Belair Drive: Complainant reported their vehicle entered sometime overnight, rummaged throughout, and three pairs of sunglasses valued at $750 stolen. No damage to vehicle as it was left unlocked. Police attended, but investigation proved negative.

*March 30, HQ 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant reported they received an email with an invoice, which they did not recognize. Customer service was called by the complainant who was directed to download the app “Anydesk” giving the caller remote access to the complainant’s phone and bank. At this point the complainant disconnected the call. Police advised the complainant to monitor their bank account, register with Equifax, and report the fraud to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. 

*March 30, HQ 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant was befriended by a person on Snapchat who indicated they would compensate the complainant for the use of their artwork. The complainant received $1,000 via email with a request for an e-transfer back of $500. The complainant then realized they were the victim of fraud and started a fraud file with the bank. Police file number provided.

*April 2, 56th St and View Crescent: At approximately 3:45 p.m., officers responded to the report of two pedestrians struck by a car. The investigation determined the collision was low speed and injuries to both pedestrians were minor. The investigation has not been concluded, and contributing factors are being reviewed. All parties have been referred to the ICBC for claim process.


*March 27, HQ 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant reported they accepted an incoming connection request on the app “Anydesk.” This activated a screen sharing feature and a scammer was able to access the complainant’s bank account.  As a result, the scammer was able to get approximately $400 via an e-transfer. Information regarding the Canadian Ant-Fraud Centre was provided and the assistance of Victim Services.

*March 30, 6000 Block of 17A: Complainant, while working as a subcontract labourer left their iPhone in a wall plug to charge. When they returned later the phone was gone.  Security reviewed surveillance video and confirmed the theft. The complainant deactivated the phone valued at $800.

*March 29, 5800 Block of Cove Link Road: Complainant received a call from someone identify themselves as “Telus” advising them of a billing credit available for deposit. The complainant accessed the link provided for their bank account and thereafter three fraudulent transactions totaling approximately $3,000 appeared in the account. The bank cancelled the three transactions and returned the funds. Incident reported to TransUnion, Equifax, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Bank provided complainant with new bank cards and banking credentials.

*March 31, 4900 Block of Harbour Stroll: Complainant believed they left the bedroom patio door unlocked and someone entered the bedroom and stole approximately $4,800 worth of jewelry. Police attended, but found nothing in the bedroom to be disturbed.  Canvass of the neighbourhood for surveillance video proved negative.