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In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)

Haida Gwaii firefighters accidentally send $100K to fraudsters in elaborate scheme

RCMP, Northern Savings Credit Union working to recover funds, but ‘unsure if that will be possible’

In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify a woman they allege used stolen identification to secure a payday loan. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP searching for woman who allegedly used stolen ID to obtain loan

Police allege suspect used identification stolen last fall in the Comox Valley

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify a woman they allege used stolen identification to secure a payday loan. (Photo submitted)
Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home

Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home

The man allegedly claimed he worked for Interior Health

Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police warns of text, vacation rental COVID-19 fraud attempts

Frauds appearing online, in text messages and through vacation rentals

(Black Press Media file photo)
The Canada Anti-Fraud Centre warns of the potential for COVID-19 related scams. (Pixabay photo)

Island police warn of coronavirus-related fraud attempts

Police say to look out for associated scams playing on fear and misinformation

The Canada Anti-Fraud Centre warns of the potential for COVID-19 related scams. (Pixabay photo)
Another phone scam is hitting the Valley. (File photo)

Another phone scam hits the Island

Phones most popular tool of fraudsters, as phony Service Canada call hits Cowichan

Another phone scam is hitting the Valley. (File photo)
In a release on Monday, March 2, 2020, the British Columbia Securities Commission warned British Columbians not to fall into the “trust trap” – a questionable investment tip from friends or family. (PxHere photo)

Investor alert: Nearly half of B.C. young adults susceptible to the ‘trust trap’

British Columbia Securities Commission says ‘trust traps’ are questionable tips from friends or family

In a release on Monday, March 2, 2020, the British Columbia Securities Commission warned British Columbians not to fall into the “trust trap” – a questionable investment tip from friends or family. (PxHere photo)
A former Nanaimo investment advisor is accused of lying under oath to the B.C. Securities Commission. (Black Press file)

Banned Nanaimo investment advisor accused of lying under oath to investigators

B.C. Securities Commission to schedule hearing in March

A former Nanaimo investment advisor is accused of lying under oath to the B.C. Securities Commission. (Black Press file)
West Shore RCMP is asking the public’s help to identify a man involved in credit card fraud at a Colwood gas station in late January. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP is asking the public’s help to identify a man involved in credit card fraud at a Colwood gas station in late January. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)