January 2nd, 2021

Morden Police received a complaint of a fraud. The complainant received an email from their manager, stating that he was in a meeting and wanted to present the facilitator with some gift cards. The victim purchased $250 in Amazon gift cards and $250 in Google Play gift cards and forwarded the codes for them to the email. The victim then became suspicious as this was on a holiday and it was unlikely her manager would be in a meeting. She then clicked directly on the email link and realized that the email was sent from a slightly different email address. She also contacted her manager directly and confirmed that no such request was made.

Police are reminding the public to confirm email addresses before sending confidential information. When in doubt, it is always best to call the sender to confirm any details in the email.

At 7:34 pm, police received an anonymous complaint of two people hanging out at a residence and not wearing masks. Police attended and spoke with a homeowner. No offences were observed by police.

At 10:00 pm, police received a complaint of fighting coming from an apartment . The caller could hear loud banging and was concerned for the residents. Police attended and spoke with a male and female who admitted to having a verbal argument. Police had no immediate concerns for safety and both parties agreed to calm down for the night.

Anyone with information regarding the above incidents is asked to call the Morden Police Service at (204)822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).