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Monday, June 24, 2013

Potential Identity Thieves in Our Area

Our resident writes about this incident on June 24:
“Tonight there were four people driving around King Georges Road, Kingsmill Road and Kings Lynn Road going through everyone’s blue box with quite a bit of precision. Seems to be a well orchestrated gang whose intentions are unclear, but certainly not honourable. One of the creeps actually followed me, I called the Police and reported them. Red car license plate BHKE 566. They drive around and park, then get out and start their search. There were four – two women, and young males. Just want to caution you – suggest you don’t put your box out until morning of pickup, or shred, shred, shred. I am completely creeped out by this whole thing – we actually watched them spend a good ten minutes going through someone’s bin on King Georges Road. Just wanted to give you a heads up.”
Another resident suggests:
“I agree with the idea of shredding too, but also consider that it may not have been anything quite so criminal – though best to be on guard always. We have had individuals going through bins with precision on our street for a long time. They are typically looking for wine bottles that they can sell at the LCBO easily. If you aren’t the type to return bottles, you can stop them from going through your bins by leaving them beside the blue bin in a separate box instead.”
Another resident writes:
“A few years ago my friend on Kingsmill Road had her identity stolen. They suspect it began with a few invoices stolen from their bluebin. It took her well over a year to get most of it fixed so that she wasn’t on the hook for charges that weren’t hers. It took even longer for some other charges to clear.  She will tell you it was a nightmare to deal with.”
If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.