News Briefs for December 1

Candlelight vigil Dec. 6 for women victims of violence

Candlelight vigil Dec. 6 for women victims of violence

A candlelight vigil will be held Dec. 6 in Duncan as a reminder that violence against women remains a fact of life for many.

Dec. 6 was the date in 1989 when 14 women were killed in the infamous attack on the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.

The vigil will be held at the Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan at 3 p.m. For more information email social.action@cwav.org.

“We gather to memorialize those who have lost their lives in gender-based violence and to honour those who remain,” says a release from the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society.

RCMP warn of Internet scam

RCMP are warning against yet another Internet scam, this one involving Apple’s iTunes platform.

A Nanaimo man received an email listing transactions purportedly registered against his iTunes account. He was directed to click on a link if the charges were incorrect.

After opening the link he was prompted to enter his credit card number, including his three digit security code, then his social insurance number, date of birth, and other personal information.

He did so, and next day was contacted by his bank asking if he was withdrawing $9,000 on his credit card account.

Fortunately in this case the bank was able to reverse the charges, but RCMP are reminding people never to provide credit card or personal information when asked to in an email.

 

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