RCMP receive numerous reports of callers asking for credit card information — Ladysmith Police Briefs

Ladysmith RCMP warns residents against releasing public information to strangers over the phone.

The Ladysmith Detachment responded to 78 calls for service from April 2-9.

Tues., April 3

} A 15-year-old Honda 4 Track 250 Quad was stolen from a residence in the 800 block of Russell Road. The theft was discovered on April 1. There are no suspects in the theft at this time.

} The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a break and enter that occurred at Isaac’s Barber Shop in Ladysmith. Sometime overnight, the front door was pried open. A small of amount of change was stolen.

Fri., April 6

} The Ladysmith RCMP attended the 1500 block of Seabird Road in response to the report of a theft from a motor vehicle. The gas cap was missing, and fuel was syphoned from the tank. The radio had also been partially removed. The police are continuing their investigation.

} Over the past week, the Ladysmith RCMP have received a number of reports of residents receiving calls from individuals stating they are calling from a variety of banks or credit card companies and asking for personal information. False names and phone numbers were provided by the callers when asked.

These incidents have been attempts to obtain personal information, specifically in relation to credit card information. The public is reminded to guard against releasing personal information to unknown individuals over the phone. If in doubt, contact your local bank or credit card company directly prior to releasing any information.