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Fraud Scam Offers Multi- Destination Vacation

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Deal is No Deal

The Delta Police received information of yet another fraudulent scam being used to relieve you of your money and compromise your credit card(s).

In this scam the caller makes phone contact and indicates you have won a vacation trip to multiple destinations. Locations named include Cancun, Disneyland and Daytona Beach. All the “winner” pays is a registration fee of $194. This is where the caller transfers the phone to an associate who appears to be the “closer” and pressures you into participating and providing your visa number and security code. Locations and amounts of money indicated in this scam will possibly vary with every call but the elements of the scam may stay the same in this particular fraud scenario.

These scammers can come across as very legitimate but remember, if it sounds too good to be true is usually is.

The Delta Police remind citizens that it is never advisable to give your credit card or any personal or financial information over the phone or internet.

In this case, the complainant was astute and did not buy-in to the scam.

Delta Police to hold media conference this morning.

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The Delta police department issued a news release saying they will be hosting a media conference at 10AM at the North Delta Public Safety Building. The DPD will not disclose what the conference is about saying only that, "the Delta Police will provide a significant update on an ongoing investigation, which has prompted previous media interest and attention, at a media conference scheduled for this morning."

Pedestrian Struck on Scott Road

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On February 16, 2011 at approximately 6:20 p.m. Delta Police responded to the 6800 blk of 120th Street in relation to a collision involving a pedestrian.

Initial investigation indicates that a Dodge Neon traveling northbound on 120th Street struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian, an adult male, was transported to hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were not physically injured but have been understandably shaken by the situation. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with police.

The portion of 120th Street between Wade Road and 72 Avenue remained closed for several hours as police conducting investigation of the scene.

The investigation into this collision continues.

Fire at Delta Lumber Mill

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Delta Fire DepartmentA fire at a Lumber Mill on River Road near Nordel Way has traffic over the Alex Fraser Bridge backed up. Two mill workers were treated for smoke inhalation but no serious injuries have been reported. Delta Fire Chief Dan Copeland has said no firefighters were hurt fighting the blaze.

Delta Police Raid Two Homes

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Delta police raided two homes in a rural nieghbourhood near the 6000 block of 28th Avenue this morning. The Criminal Investigation Branch, executed a series of search warrants for controlled substances. (Full Story)


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