Whether it’s an unwanted phone call or email, it’s hard to avoid encounters with potential scammers in today’s world. With this in mind, RCMP in Stettler say there’s another scam people should be aware of. It’s called the Interac Refund Email Scam. Here’s the information Mounties are providing at this point:
- Contact the ‘refunder’ directly through another medium (ie. phone, a different email account or attend in person if possible)
- Do not open any attachments in the email
- Do not click any links attached to the email
- Do not provide any personal details via email in a response
- They often involve a sense of urgency (ie. a deadline, an emergency or expiration date). This is intended to get the victim to act without thinking things through or conducing their own research into the subject matter.
- It is often disguised as something legitimate, but will vary from how the legitimate institute typically operates. (ie. An email scam stating that CRA is sending the police to collect on an outstanding tax bill – the police don’t act in this capacity and CRA sends their correspondence through the mail, not email).
- The item being offered seems too good to be true. (ie. The Stars Lottery email scam where the victim is told they’ve won a significant prize but needs to pay in order to receive it).”
John Stossel: Megyn Kelly On Media Bias
Megyn Kelly is well known for working at Fox News & NBC. Now she’s her own boss, and feels free to call out bias wherever she sees it.
Today, big media has an agenda. It’s not just, “give the news.” Fox News and a few others spin right. Almost everyone else spins left. That’s why I’m glad we have independent journalists like Megyn Kelly. We worked together at Fox, and then she went to NBC. She felt pressure from her bosses to stick to a certain agenda. Not pleasing the network got her fired from NBC. Now she has her own podcast, The Megyn Kelly Show. “I’m totally uncancellable,” she tells me. “That was my only mission in coming back into our business. I didn’t want a corporate overlord.”
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John Stossel created Stossel TV to explain liberty and free markets to young people. Prior to Stossel TV he hosted a show on Fox Business and co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show, 20/20.
Stossel’s economic programs have been adapted into teaching kits by a non-profit organization, “Stossel in the Classroom.” High school teachers in American public schools now use the videos to help educate their students on economics and economic freedom. They are seen by more than 12 million students every year.
Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.
Severed pig’s head leads to investigation of possible hate crime
Parkland County, Alta. (from Parkland RCMP)
On Oct. 16, 2022, at approximately 10 a.m., Parkland RCMP received a report of a severed pig’s head that had been left on the rainbow Pride crosswalk painted at Graminia School in Parkland County.
The pig is believed to be a domesticated pig. Its head was severed with a bladed instrument. Its placement in the center of the crosswalk appears to have been intentional and designed to disturb students, staff and parents. Due to these circumstances, investigators are treating this incident as a possible hate crime targeted at the school, which has a Gay-Straight Alliance.
“An unsophisticated person might think this was a prank. An objective viewer would see it as highly intolerant and provocative,” says Staff Sergeant Ian Gillan of Parkland RCMP.
Parkland RCMP are seeking any information that may assist the investigation. In particular, police are seeking the following information:
- Any suspicious activity in the area between the evening of Oct. 15, 2022, to the late morning of Oct. 16, 2022
- Information pertaining to recently missing or mutilated pigs
- Butchers and meat packers who recently sold, or had a pig’s head stolen, are also asked to contact Parkland RCMP
The RCMP encourages all victims and witnesses to report any hate-motivated crime or incident to their local police of jurisdiction. Reporting hate-motivated incidents, no matter how minor they may seem, can help Police better target crime prevention efforts in the communities. It can also help identify trends and prevent a possible escalation towards violence.
If you can provide information regarding this incident, please contact the Parkland RCMP at 825-220-2000. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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