Alberta RCMP warn citizens of spike in COVID-19 scams

Edmonton, Alta. – Since the beginning of the month, there has been a spike in COVID-19 related scams in Canada. The most common reports are fraudulent merchandise sales and phishing emails.

The fraudulent merchandise sales frequently involve the sale and/or giveaway of health-related products such as facemasks and COVID-19 tests. There are also “free” products being advertised where the victim must pay a fake shipping fee.

The phishing emails impersonate agencies such as the R

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Canadians can now apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The Government of Canada continues to take action to support Canadians and their families impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, together with the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, announced that Canadians ca

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STARS announces winners of 2020 Alberta lottery

CALGARY, AB, April 3, 2020 – Some lucky Albertans received a congratulatory call yesterday informing them they had a grand prize-winning ticket in the 2020 STARS lottery.

The draws were held in Calgary and witnessed by STARS and Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis officials in accordance with provincial regulations.

“When STARS flies, you know it’s for the worst of the worst,” said Sheldon Mudry, winner of the Edmonton show home. Mudry said he purchases STARS lotter

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A Statement from Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives and challenged society in ways we haven’t experience in decades. What hasn’t changed is the fact Albertans can count on the RCMP every day, including during times of public health emergencies. Their provincial police force is fully operational, responsive and committed to the safety and security of the province.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen significant developments in terms of how our federal and provincial gover

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