- DO NOT send a deposit or full payment without seeing the item.
- Be sure to verify the legitimacy of the seller
- Make purchases from known breeders or suppliers.
- Trust your instincts. If a deal seems too good to be true, it likely is.
- When in doubt, consult police or someone you trust before sending funds.
- DO NOT provide personal information (e.g. Social Insurance Number, passport number, banking information or credit card numbers) over the phone unless you placed the call and you know for certain who you are speaking to.
- Accredited businesses and Government Agencies will never ask for payment using gift cards or bitcoin.
- If you suspect it is a scam, it may be - just hang up. Conduct your own research to determine validity.
- Never wire money based on a request made over the phone or in an email, especially overseas.
- Resist the pressure to act quickly, if the offer is too good to be true, it probably is.
- Consider adding your phone number to the National Do Not Call List: https://lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/en
- Consult with someone you trust before agreeing to provide large sums of money to anyone.
- DO NOT write down passwords and carry them with you.
Brantford Police Service has an individual in custody in relation to this incident.
There is no threat to public safety at this time.
The Brantford Police Major Crime Unit continues their investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251___________________________________________________________________________
June 28th, 2020
On Sunday June 28th, 2020 the Brantford Police Service entered into a Missing Persons investigation in relation to a Sixteen (16) year old male that had last been seen entering into the Grand River while with friends.
Subsequent investigation by the Brantford Police Service with the assistance of the Brantford Fire Department, utilizing all resources available including the BPS K-9 Unit, Emergency Response Team (ERT), and drone, led to the location of the youth where he was found deceased. It is believed at this time the cause of the youth’s death was accidental drowning.
The Brantford Police Service would like to educate and remind residents of the importance of water safety to help prevent injuries or drowning. When participating in water related activities, please ensure that a properly fitted lifejacket is worn and secured at all times.
Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to call Detective Matt ROBERTS at 519-756-7050 ext. 2273.
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”