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Fraudsters target clubs

publisher Aug 26, 2019 - 7:53am

The Ontario Provincial Police wants you to verify who you're dealing with before sending any money to anyone, anywhere for any reason.
The OPP in Eastern Ontario has responded to numerous calls from sports associations and clubs. Most of the victims receive emails from fraudsters who impersonate a senior executive or president of the organization by imitating email addresses.
The fraudsters send realistic-looking emails that try to trick the treasurer of the association or club into wiring money to a third party though e-transfer. The emails will make the request sound urgent and confidential. For example, they may say the money is needed to pay an overdue invoice, or equipment rentals.
This lucrative scam can cost associations or clubs tens of thousands of dollars. CEO scams are a growing trend that targets small businesses, associations, clubs and large corporations alike.
Tips to protect yourself:
Verify the sender's email address-scammers will often create web based addresses that are very similar to legitimate ones, with just one or two different letters.
Encourage your association or club to create a standard process for money transfers that requires multiple levels of approvals and confirmation.
Limit the details you share publicly. Fraudsters use information that's available online and on social media to find potential victims and to time their fraud.
If you or someone you know suspect they've been a victim of the CEO Scam, contact your local police service or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or report the incident online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm

Driver seriously injured

publisher Aug 24, 2019 - 2:14pm

One man is in serious condition after the vehicle he was driving rolled over in a ditch on County Road 43 near Alexandria Friday.

The accident occurred at 3 p.m. on County Road 43 between Boy Scout Road and Loch Garry Road.

The driver, who was the lone occupant, was taken to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police.

 

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Have you seen this boat?

publisher Aug 21, 2019 - 8:44am

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is seeking the culprits who stole a boat from a property on Dalkeith Road August 16. The 2019 Legend 16XTR power boat was on a black 2019 Shore liner trailer with plate number S6663S. Call 1-888-310-1122 or 1-800-222-8477 if you can help the investigation.

Record set

publisher Aug 11, 2019 - 7:32pm

Thousands converged on a field in St-Albert Sunday to see 243 threshing machines set a Guinness World Record and raise $100,000 for cancer research. Among those participating were cancer survivors.

Peanut Line Bridge torched

publisher Aug 7, 2019 - 8:56am

A wooden bridge on the Peanut Line trail, east of 4th Line Road in South Glengarry, has been destroyed by fire.
When firefighters arrived Monday the former railway bridge structure on the recreational trail was fully engulfed in fire. No bystanders were found in the area at the time of response. The wooden portion of the span is a complete loss and the steel superstructure will be assessed for stability.
The trail will now be closed from 4th Line Road east to the Québec border. Further details and/or plans to re-open that portion of the trail will be made available after the bridge structure is reviewed.

Inside the Games

publisher Aug 6, 2019 - 3:39pm

This week in The News we take an insider's look at the Glengarry Highland Games. We also report on a fire that destroyed a home and badly injured a Glen Robertson man, a woman who is speaking out about litter and a fatal ATV accident. Plus, you told us about trees, Hiroshima, rights and waste.

Fire ban

publisher Aug 5, 2019 - 4:58pm

Due to dry weather a total open-air fire ban has been imposed in North Glengarry.

No permits are being issued and all current permits are now suspended.

The ban means that nobody can have a campfire, use fireworks, torches or lanterns, cannot set an incinerator fire.

 

Victims identified in St-Isidore fire

publisher Jul 26, 2019 - 10:28am

The two men who perished in a house fire near St-Isidore July 23 have been identified as Jeffery Laughren, 36, of St-Isidore, and David Joseph Grant, 44, from Clarence-Rockland.
The blaze at the house on County Road 9 was reported at about 2 a.m. July 23.
The bodies were later found inside the residence.

The OPP has concluded its investigation and has determined there was no criminal wrong-doing involved. The case has been turned over to the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM).