Fraud Alert 

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) ‘Tis the season for a rise in certain types of scams and fraud, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. We recently received two separate reports of residents attempting to purchase vehicles online but after payment was made, the seller stopped responding to inquiries. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has some good advice on how to protect yourself when online shopping. Keep in mind that fraudsters pose as genuine sellers and post fake ads for items that do not exist.

Be wary if the listing price for the item (e.g. event ticket, rental, vehicle, puppy) is too good to be true. Always do your research before you buy by confirming their contact information and reading reviews. Whenever possible, exchange goods in person or use your credit card for payment. Most major credit cards offer coverage against fraud.

The Anti-Fraud Centre has released its list of 12 Days of Holiday Scams

Speeding/Stunt Driving 

(Innisfil, ON) A 49-year-old Thornhill man was charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving following a traffic stop in Innisfil.

On Sunday, December 6, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., an officer conducting traffic enforcement observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed both while attempting to pass vehicles on County Road 4 near the 2nd Line and once the pass was completed. A speed measurement of 146 km/h in an 80 km/h zone was obtained.

49-year-old Afshin Baghaei of Thornhill was charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving. His licence was automatically suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Speeding and aggressive driving are among the leading causes of collisions. 27% of fatalities and 19% of serious injuries involve speeding. Slow down and do your part for road safety.

From Friday, December 4, 2020 to Monday, December 7, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 207 calls for service.