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More than 700 fraud reports in Grande Prairie between March 2020, February 2021

July 14, 2021 – As the world is changing and technology evolving, being a victim of fraud can happen in the blink of an eye. In Grande Prairie, between March 2020 and February 2021, there were over 700 reports, or just under seven per cent, of the 10,700 reports of fraud from across all Alberta RCMP jurisdictions.

Grande Prairie RCMP Sergeant Shawn Graham suggests the internet, emails, and text messages have made it easier for people to fall victim to fraud.

“Certainly, I think it’s much easier now, with so much done online…scammers take advantage of that through technology.”

Graham says the top three types of reported frauds in Grande Prairie include fraud over and under $5,000, and a tie between forgery and identity fraud. He says if you are unsure whether it’s a scam or not, be cautious and confirm your information before being pressured to hand any money over or make any rash decisions. My Grande Prairie Now reports. | READ MORE