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Scam alert – fraudsters pose as Canada Revenue Agency

Nearly every day, the Calgary Police Service receives reports of scammers posing as agents of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or Immigration Canada (IC). Unfortunately, scammers have obtained thousands of dollars from several unsuspecting victims. So how does the scam work and how can you protect yourself?

The CRA scam, and many similar ones, usually follows the same pattern. Victims are contacted via phone by people pretending to be a CRA or IC employee. The fraudsters claim that the victim owes back taxes and that they need to pay money to correct the issue, or they will be arrested or deported. Sometimes, the scammers have valid personal information about victims and their families, such as names and birthdays, to try to legitimize the fraudulent claim.

The scammers can become very aggressive and may begin to threaten victims. Victims are then told to send money through a wire service or to purchase prepaid credit cards or gift cards. Once the money is gone, it is nearly impossible to trace.

You can help protect yourself from phone and email scams by following these tips:

  • Do not feel pressure to respond to a request until you have a chance to verify the story.
  • Never transfer money, or give out credit card or other financial information, until you can verify the person’s identity and the story, and determine whether it is legitimate.
  • The CRA will not ask for payment via prepaid credit cards or wire transfer.
  • Some scammers are using a technique called spoofing where the caller ID looks like the call is legitimately coming from the CRA or IC. Hang up and look up published numbers for the agency in the phone book or online and call them directly to confirm the legitimacy of the caller’s story before you take any action. Do not call numbers provided to you by the person who called you.
  • Don’t believe what you see. Business logos, websites and email addresses can easily be duplicated to look legitimate.
  • Watch for poor grammar and spelling.
  • Hover your mouse over links to check their true destination. If the URL doesn’t match the link, or seems suspicious, don’t click on it.
  • Be wary of unexpected emails that contain links or attachments from unknown senders.
  • Update your computer’s anti-virus software.
  • Ignore calls for immediate action or messages that create a sense of urgency.
  • Beware of phishing emails posing as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information, or links within an email re-directing to a fraudulent website that appears to represent the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CRA does not email Canadians and request personal information.
  • Never provide personal information such as SIN, bank account information or credit card numbers.

If you have been contacted by one of these scammers, but did not lose money, please report it online by visiting www.calgarypolice.ca. Victims of the scam are encouraged to contact the Calgary Police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

 

Adults 20+ Try or Re-Try Sports

Calling All Adults! Ages 20+

Have you ever thought it might be fun to try a sport or activity you’ve never tried before? Or maybe a sport you used to play, but haven’t in years? Do you want to be happier and healthier (and recognize that regular exercise is a great way to get there)? Maybe you feel anxious about going to a fitness facility, gym or arena? What if you could try out an activity or visit fitness facilities with other people who feel the same way you do? Not experts – just regular people who want to try out a new sport, or rediscover an old one. And what if all this fun was 100% FREE?

All Sport One City is an initiative of Sport Calgary in partnership with The City of Calgary to provide an opportunity for adults to come and discover one or two activities at various facilities throughout the city, absolutely free of charge. These activities will be taking place during the day or evenings of November 16 to 20 and all day Saturday, November 21, (RBC Sports Day in Canada).

Multi-sport facilities in Calgary are offering a wide variety of free introductory activities on Saturday, and numerous single sport facilities offering opportunities to try an activity Monday through Friday.

There are tons of activities, and you are certain to find something that appeals to you! Remember, all ages 20 and above are welcome, and there are many activities that will appeal as well to the 55+ crowd. (Some facilities even offer child care while you go play!) Go to AllSportOneCity.ca for a full list of activities and locations, and register to attend sessions in one easy step.

The possibilities are endless and we invite you to register for a few activities of your choice to be active during the week of November 16 to 21. Who knows? Maybe you will have so much fun you will want to keep coming back!

http://register.allsportonecity.ca/

 

Southwest Calgary Ring Road Information Sessions

On Nov. 18, City Administration is bringing a report to Council’s Transportation and Transit Committee on the southwest portion of the Ring Road. The report is expected to include the recommendations resulting from the Council-directed Traffic Review and an overall project update.

Prior to that Committee date, The City will be hosting three public information sessions in late October and early November. The information sessions will provide an update on The City’s work as it relates to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR):
– Updates on the design progress for the connections from Calgary’s roads
– Recommendations for any changes to the neighboring streets and intersections based on the Council-directed Traffic Review
The Government of Alberta is also attending all three information sessions to address questions and comments about the SWCRR itself. Here are some more details about the events and what you’ll see:

Info Session #1
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Southland Leisure Centre (second floor pool viewing area), 2000 Southland Dr. SW
What you’ll also see:
– An update on the Southwest Transitway project (planning phase)
– An update on the ENMAX work as it relates to the SWCRR (construction phase)

Info Session #2
Thursday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m.
Bethany Chapel (front foyer area), 3333 Richardson Way SW
What you’ll also see:
– An update on the Southwest Transitway project (planning phase)
– Information on the 37 Street S.W. storm trunk project (construction phase)

Info Session #3
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Bishop O-Byrne High School common area, 333 Shawville Blvd SE
What you’ll also see:
– Information on the future Providence Development (planning phase)

If you are unable to attend these events, the information will be provided online at www.calgary.ca/swrr during the week of October 26.

Updated our Membership Application page

Due to a major system upgrade of one of our service providers we lost our membership application functionality back in May 2015. After pursuing a number of options we have come up with an interim solution that should get things back on track for memberships.

If your membership is due, please visit our “Become A Member” page and fill out the form. The online payment feature using PayPal is still the same, however it is now disconnected from the membership form.

If you have any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us for assistance.

Thanks,
Your friendly Crestmont Community Association

 

Calgary Signal Hill All Candidates Debate

For Immediate Release

The Calgary Leadership Forum Announces its All Candidates Debate for
Calgary Signal Hill Sunday Sept 20
th, 12:30pm to 3:00pm

You’re Invited to attend Calgary Signal Hill All Candidates Debate
Sunday, Sept 20th, 1:00pm -3:00pm
Meet and Greet     12:30pm – 1:00pm

Where

Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Assoc 277 Strathcona Dr SW

Candidates include;

Conservative – Ron Liepert
Green   – Taryn Knorren

Liberal – Kerry Cundal
Libertarian – Tim Moen

NDP     – Khalis Ahmed

Hosted by The Calgary Leadership Forum

 

Calgary Signal Hill includes the communities of:
Aspen Woods, Bowness, Christie Park, Cougar Ridge, Crestmont, Discovery Ridge, Glamorgan,
Glenbrook, Glendale, Patterson, Rosscarrock, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Spruce Cliff, Strathcona Park,
The Slopes, Valley Ridge, Westgate, West Springs & Wildwood

For more Information Contact Brian Lee 403.607.7444
empowerpeople@hotmail.com

Pet licensing brings pets home and helps to fund some shelter programs

Pet licensing brings pets home and helps to fund some shelter programs

 Pet licenses are more than just a tag around pet’s neck, they are their ticket home if they are lost. Fees collected from licenses help many of the other animals who come into the shelter. Every week Animal Services takes in an average of 70 stray pets and 17 of those are returned to their owners the same day through the drive home program. In fact because of pet licensing, Calgary has the highest return to owner and lowest euthanization rates in North America. Beyond reuniting pets with their owners, licences help to fund emergency vet care for stray dogs and cats, no cost spay/neuter programs for eligible Calgarians and so much more. Visit Calgary.ca to learn more about how licensing can benefit you and your fur family.

Communications, Animal & Bylaw Services

403-701-0894

Trinity Hills Development Update

Trinity Hills

Click to download PDF poster

There will be a development update for the Trinity Hills project east of Canada Olympic Park

Wednesday April 1, 2015
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Calgary French & International School
700 – 77 Street SW

http://www.TrinityHills.ca

“Seal Your Community Support” – CCA Fundraiser

Tupperware PhotoCrestmont Cares – Show your Support

The Crestmont Community Association (CCA) cares about keeping our community informed.  In efforts to increase our communications with residents of Crestmont, we are fundraising for a communication board.  Our wish is to raise enough money for a permanent electronic sign in front of the hall that will allow us to communicate more effectively with the community.  This will also save us hundreds of dollars a year in rental expenses that we currently pay to rent these signs.

The CCA has had the amazing opportunity to partner with one of the leading direct sellers on the market, Tupperware Brands, to kick off our first community fundraiser!  This is a fantastic opportunity for you to do all your holiday shopping from the comforts of your home, and support your community at the same time.

Please help us achieve our goal in the next two weeks by buying some great Tupperware product and spreading the word about our fundraiser.

“Seal Your Community Support” – CCA Fundraiser

You can help in three ways:

  1. Order some fantastic new Tupperware for yourself or to give away with the upcoming holiday season approaching!  Remember – 40% of the sale will go directly back into the CCA! To place your order simply go to: http://order.tupperware.ca/pls/htprod_wwwcan/!twx$eparty_ctl.p_guest_welcome?pv_eparty=e12dd064022b93fb0434fda447f46913  In the pink bar along the top you will see “Welcome To The Crestmont Community Association Fundraiser” – click on “Shop This Fundraiser” and start shopping to support your community!  Please note*  Product Categories are listed along the left hand side of the page, and some categories have multiple pages listed at the bottom – don’t miss out on anything!!!
  2. Send an email to everyone that you know, spreading the word that we are holding a Tupperware Fundraiser.  Please invite everyone that you know so we can make this Fundraiser as big of a success as we can!  SHARE this link on your Facebook account with all your friends.
  3. Book a Tupperware Party ($20 will go to the CCA once you date & hold your party!)  Please contact whipituptupperware@outlook.com or call 403.466.5257 to book your party.

WHY WE CHOSE TO PARTNER WITH TUPPERWARE…

  • Unlike other fundraising opportunities, Tupperware gives back 40% off all sales to the organization!!!  This is a great opportunity for everyone to win!
  • Tupperware products are found in nearly every home across North America & around the world.  Tupperware offers products that are non-perishable, long lasting & eco-friendly that go the distance towards protecting the environment, so you can actually feel extra-special about supporting this fundraiser.  These durable, sustainable products also come with a LIFETIME WARRENTY – which means that if your Tupperware product chips, peels, cracks or breaks, Tupperware will replace it FREE as long as you own the product!
  • There is something for every budget – prices start at only $8.00.
  • Tupperware Fundraisers offer a large selection of products with items for everyone.  Choose from 50 plus Tupperware products, including classic storage solutions, to on-the-go items, microwavable & dishwasher safe containers, serving, baking & cooking tools & so much more.
  • By holding an TupperConnect Online Fundraiser with Tupperware, this enables us to raise funds from family & friends, both far & near!  Upon purchase, items will be shipped directly, via Fedex, anywhere in Canada with a postal code!  Your order will arrive in as little as two weeks from placing your order.

“WIN” BY SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER…

We appreciate your support and want to “thank you” for jumping on board to support this community fundraiser.  This is what you can win:

  • Every $200 plus order (all orders placed on one order – pre tax) will be entered into a drawing for one $50 Tupperware Prize, donated by Whip It Up Tupperware Sales.

 *The winner will be contacted 1 week following the close of this fundraiser.  Fundraiser closes on Nov 27th.

 If you have any questions regarding the Tupperware order or want to learn more about Fundraising for your organization, please contact Whip It Up Tupperware Sales at 403.466.5257 or whipituptupperware@outlook.com .

On behalf of the CCA, thank you in advance for “sealing” your community support by purchasing Tupperware products!

Sincerely,

Your CCA & Whip It Up Tupperware Sales