Masset RCMP warn of fraud

The Masset RCMP responded to 33 calls for service this past week.

The Masset RCMP responded to 33 calls for service this past week. This included four drunk in public files, four theft files and four breach of peace/causing a disturbance files. Details of some of the calls the Masset RCMP responded to include:

On Dec. 3, the Masset RCMP responded to a collision on Hwy 16 south of Masset. A vehicle traveling northbound went off road left approximately five kilometers south of Masset. There was no injures to the occupants however the vehicle was heavily damaged. The roads were very icy at the time and are believed to be a contributing factor. People are reminded to drive with caution when the possibility of ice exists on the roadway.

The Masset RCMP conducted a number of check stops in Masset and Port Clements on the night of Dec. 7 as part of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day and the kick off to the Christmas Counterattack Season. There was approximately 155 vehicles checked over the evening. A few warnings were given for failing to produce drivers licences, however members did not come across any impaired driving related offences. It was a very positive sign to see people making smart choices as there was a number of Christmas parties happening that evening and lots of traffic on the road.

Masset RCMP received a possible attempted fraud complaint this week. A person received a call from a 1-800 number and spoke to someone who said they were from Statistics Canada who then began requesting personal information about the person. The person did not believe it was Statistics Canada on the phone, thus did not provide the information and contacted RCMP. Masset RCMP are investigating. As a general precaution in this day and age it is a good practice not to release personal information to anyone you do not know or can not verify. If you are the subject of this type of phone call or potential scam please contact the RCMP.

On Dec. 8, the Masset RCMP assisted the Healthy Communities Group in serving a Christmas dinner in the basement of the green church in Masset. The members thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the group and had a great time doing so. The dinner was great and so were the goodies!