Victoria County RCMP warning residents of internet scam.

Feburary 2, 2016, Victoria County… RCMP would like all residents to be aware of an internet scam involving Facebook.

Baddeck RCMP have recently received reports of residences getting Facebook requests from a friend asking for money to cover fees to claim prize money.  The money can not be claimed until the fee is sent through a money sending service such as Western Union or Money Gram.  This is a scam, the scammers have hacked a Facebook account and now has access to their friends and you were on that list.  This type of hacking can be done without the legitimate owner even knowing it happened.  The hacker might even create a fake Facebook account and send a friend request to you and start a chat to build your trust before asking for the money.

Remember to be suspicious if someone asks you to pay up front to receive something you won.  If it is legitimate ask some questions and see if they have answers or try to avoid answering.  If you are still suspicious or concerned please contact you local RCMP detachment before giving out any information or sending money to anyone

Money is too hard to earn, don’t make it easy for someone to take it away.

Contact person: Cst Eric Latwaitis Victoria County RCMP Cell: 902-294-0751

Eric.latwaitis@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Fundraiser-Coordinator Position

The Victoria County Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation is
accepting applications for a fundraiser-coordinator.  This is a
contract position – approximate hours equal to 1 day a week.
Duties including organizing events, maintaining memorial donation
giving and knowledge of simply accounting to maintain financial
records and report to board members
Position available immediately
Please forward resume with references to Box 602, Baddeck, N.S.

Rescheduled Waste Collection

All Victoria County facilities and offices are open today, January 14, 2016. For the folks who missed collection yesterday (residents of Baddeck, Baddeck Bay, Big Baddeck, North River to the Barrachois Bridge), collection will take place on Wednesday, January 20.

Victoria County RCMP warning residents of phone scam

January 5, 2016, Victoria County… RCMP would like all residents to be aware of a current phone scam threatening people that the RCMP will arrest them for tax evasion.

Recently Victoria County residents have received a phone calls from a person identifying themselves as being with the Canada Revenue Agency and that the person unpaid taxes and if the money is not paid the RCMP will arrest them.  The caller was a man who called himself John Parker and the number was 613-707-5856.  This particular scam is very complex as a second caller will follow-up claiming to be an RCMP officer confirming that the person will be arrested.  They will use a fake caller id that will show the local RCMP detachment phone number on a call display and may use the name of a local officer in the area as this information is available on the internet.

The person will threaten that you will be arrested, property seized and credit cards cancelled but, will offer payment plans to fix the problem.  The payments are to be made through Western Union or Money Gram services.

RCMP are asking anyone who receives this call to hang up and contact local RCMP if they are concerned and to please remember the following advice:

1)    Never sent money through Western Union or similar services unless you know exactly who the person is to receive it, companies do not do business this way and certainly not Revenue Canada.

2)    Ask for contact information and call back number of the person who called you.

3)    Speak with your local bank or credit union if concerned.

4)    Don’t be intimated by aggressive or bullying on the phone and just hang up.

And remember you worked hard for your money don’t let someone steal it from you over the phone.

Contact person: Cst Eric Latwaitis, Victoria County RCMP,Cell: 902-294-0751 Eric.latwaitis@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Victoria Co. Family Home Daycare is now an option.

Day Care

Did you know Cape Breton has a Regulated Family Home Day Care Agency?

Are you interested in starting your own Family Home Day Care Business? Or are you presently providing care in your home to children? You might be interested in speaking with our Family Home Day Care Consultant!

What is regulated Family Home Child Care?

Regulated Family Home Child Care offers quality child care in a home environment that is monitored and supported by a licensed agency through the Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. It is subject to the Regulations of the Day Care Act.

The Family Home Day Care Consultant coordinates the program and delivers support services to both care providers and families offering and seeking child care. This includes the screening, approval, support and monitoring of care providers for the agency.

The Agency also offers:

☐  access to subsidized funding

☐  access to our early childhood toy/resource library

☐  access to monthly play groups for care providers

☐  monthly home visit support by the agency’s consultant

☐  access to free training and workshops

☐  opportunity to meet and network with other child care providers

☐  support with free advertising for your family home day care

☐  assistance with matching families with family home day cares

☐   assistance and support with the business side of your home day care

If you are interested in knowing more about the Family home day care agency please contact:

FAmily Place Home DAy Care Agency

Lisa Brewster, Consultant – 902-574-7869

Jubilee Elementary School

755 Main Street, Sydney Mines

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