Blessing Fraud

The Vancouver Police Department and the Chinese Community Policing Centre want to bring a “Blessing Fraud” scam to the attention of the Chinese community in Vancouver. Over the past several months, a group of scammers have been targeting Chinese seniors, resulting in a significant amount of cash and/or jewellery taken from the victims. Working in…

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For Halloween Fright It’s Best to be Bright

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Halloween is fun for all ages. Here are a few tips to help make sure it’s also safe. Costumes: See and be seen! Use face paint instead of masks. Wear bright costumes. Accessorize with a flashlight. Use reflective tape on costume. Going Out: Always let an adult check your treats before you dig in! Start…

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Plastic Money Harder to Counterfeit

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No longer does “paying with plastic” refer solely to using your credit card. In an effort to shift to more durable, though expensive, currency, the Bank of Canada has started introducing new polymer bank notes into circulation. $100 and $50 bills are already out in the field. $20 bills will be entered into circulation starting…

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