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Monday, January 30, 2023
Editorial: Police should take scam calls more seriously

When I was writing this week’s main story about a local woman who contacted The Lake Report about scam phone calls, it was disheartening to learn that police simply told her it wasn’t worth their time to investigate, and that she should ignore the calls.

Unfortunately, especially in Niagara, it seems our police are especially good at the “not my job” excuse. We’ve seen it before with carriage protesters breaking laws and police doing nothing. And now it’s happening to residents of our town who are vulnerable to fraud and thieves.

How can our police force simply say it’s not worth trying to solve a crime?

It seems like an easy way out for a police force with a fraud unit.

Regardless, if it’s up to us to make sure we don’t get bilked, The Lake Report would like to help. We will now be posting a “Scam Alert” column with information from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Unit on different active scams. Stay safe out there.


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