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Kamsack RCMP report: buy and sell fraud on Facebook

A man bought a dog for $700 over Facebook, then went to pick it up but only found an abandoned house. The person who received the money then blocked the buyer.
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A man bought a dog on Facebook, only to find an abandoned house when he went to pick it up.

KAMSACK — Kamsack RCMP responded to 82 calls from May 23 to May 29. This included: four false alarms, four animal calls, one theft call, 10 motor vehicle related calls, five disturbing the peace calls, two assault related calls, seven mischief calls, a suspicious person call as well as a handful of other files.


Impaired driving

Numerous calls about impaired drivers were received by Kamsack RCMP in the last few days. Kamsack RCMP wants to remind people in the community that driving while impaired will not be tolerated. As the weather gets warmer people are out drinking more often. Whether at a bar or a house party, make sure you have a way home that does not involve you getting into a vehicle while intoxicated. Make smart decisions to keep others safe as well as yourself. 


Seems a bit fishy to me

After receiving a call about two vehicles blocking the highway, Kamsack RCMP attended to find two males fishing and in fact their vehicles were off to the side of the road safely without obstruction to the highway. Hopefully they caught something good out there.


Fraudulent transaction

A male reported to Kamsack RCMP that he sent someone $700 for a dog over Facebook. The male then attended the house to get the dog but the house was abandoned. The individual that the male was talking to then blocked the male on Facebook so that they could no longer contact them. The account was more than likely a fake account.

This incident is a reminder to make sure you do not send anyone money for a transaction until you actually see what you’re purchasing. Things like this can easily be avoided. Ensure that the person you’re buying something from is willing to meet you before sending money, no matter what they may say to you. This way they cannot just disappear with your money. If they are hesitant to meet with you that is a sign that they may be involved in fraudulent activity.

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