Friday, July 31, 2009

Bank Fraud

RCMP are warning citizens of a recent trend of bank fraud taking place throughout the province. Three incidents have been reported to police within Lunenburg and Yarmouth areas within the last month. The fraud involves a male caller indicating he is an employee of a particular Bank and is conducting an internal investigation on an employee. He requests assistance by asking for your participation in an undercover operation by withdrawing large sums of money from your bank. After the cash has been withdrawn, he requests you meet him in a parking lot. Once the money has been handed over, the male asks not to discuss the situation for 72 hours as it would compromise the investigation. Within a few days, the male calls back and the process is repeated with additional cash withdrawn. RCMP believe there are two individuals operating this fraud throughout the province . One of the suspects is described as a white male, 50-60 years old, medium build, wearing a ball-cap. If you suspect or know you are a victim of a fraudulent scam, contact police.


Visitors to the South Shore Exhibition will be among the thousands of people in Atlantic Canada who will learn how to lead safer lives, protect their property and prepare for emergencies, thanks to the Be Smart. Be Safe. Tour developed by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. The interactive exhibit, features The Rain Cycle and driving simulator, the D.U.M.B. Car. The IBC will be making two special presentations tonight at 9 p.m. Lunenburg West MLA Gary Ramey, will receive five Child Safety Link children's storybooks on playground safety - for all of the elementary schools in his riding. As well, Janice Rand of the Lunenburg/Queen Recreation Coordinators/Directors Association will be presented with a donation in support of the valuable work it does for the community.

Slip Slide

The workers at Shelburne Ship Repair are tired of waiting to hear when and if repairs will be made to the slipway. Union spokesman Gary Nickerson says it's at the point now they are not being certified to haul any more ships until major repairs are made. He says talks have been going on forever, and the Union has decided to jump in and try and get the ball rolling. Nickerson says they'll be meeting at 11:30 this morning with MLA Sterling Belliveau in Barrington to present their case and see if things can be speeded up.