My neighbour was just defrauded in a way that I would like to share, so that you are on the lookout for it and can notify authorities if it is attempted with you.
My neighbour was awakened in the early morning hours by a woman who said she needed to use his phone, because her daughter’s water had broken, labour had begun, and they needed to get to the hospital immediately.
He was kind enough to let her use the phone in order to call a taxi, and when she asked him if he could give her money for her cab fare in return for letting him hold her purse as security, he gave her $40.
She left and did not return. The purse turned out to contain no identification and nothing of value.
Please pass this information along to your neighbours so they are also aware of this scam, as this is the second attempt in the Kirkendall area that I am personally aware of and so I assume this may well happen again.
A message from the office of Brian McHattie:
Eat Local’s Fruit Tree Project (an Environment Hamilton Project) is starting up for the 2008 season and is looking for volunteers to pick fruit and to be picking leaders. Fruit from local urban fruit trees is picked and distributed among the volunteers, homeowners, and social services / food banks. Much of this fruit does not usually get picked and thus goes to waste. Any free time that you can give would be appreciated.
Email Juby Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org), Fruit Tree Project Co-ordinator or call 289-439-1543 if you are interested.
Visit Environment Hamilton’s Eat Local page for more information.
This is a good opportunity for volunteer hours for high school students.
You are invited to attend ”A Community Conversation on Poverty Reduction“.
The Ontario Government is developing a Poverty Reduction Strategy. Share your ideas about how to reduce poverty in
Date: Monday July 14, 2008
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Location: Hamilton Convention Centre – Albion Room, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
With your local Members of Provincial Parliament:
- Sophia Aggelonitis,
- Andrea Horwath,
- Ted McMeekin, Ancaster,
- Paul Miller,
Light Refreshments / Bus tickets available
For more information, or if you require special assistance (such as sign language interpretation) please call Ken at the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction at 905-523-5600 x 222