Tips to Prevent Auto Crimes

The Fredericton Police Force is reminding residents to lock your cars. Leaving your car unlocked in your driveway, street or parking lot is inviting someone to walk by your car, check the door handle to see if the car is unlocked and enter.

Do not leave valuables inside your vehicle, especially, purses ,wallets gym bags, electronic devices or spare change.

In recent months the Fredericton Police Force has seen an increase in calls for service involving thefts of debit or credit cards from unattended vehicles.  These stolen cards are then being fraudulently used through tap to pay option prior to being reported and flagged as stolen.   

This convenient payment option creates opportunity for thieves to fraudulently pay for a given purchase by tapping your card at a given store terminal.

Don’t let thieves tap out your credit or debit card!