Port Hope Police are warning residents to be alert to a Microsoft computer scam. On the 15th of May a Port Hope man reported he was defrauded by someone claiming to be a Microsoft technician. The man received a phone call from a male indicating there were problems with the man’s computer and it could be repaired remotely. The man provided access to his computer and paid a $300.00 fee. The man then learned his computer was being manipulated remotely. Port Hope Police are advising citizens never to give credit card or personal information to person(s) they do not know. If someone calls to say there is a problem with a computer it is a scam. If there is a belief a computer is being hacked Police advised to turn it off immediately, disconnect it from the internet and take it to a reputable computer repair agency.
The man was reimbursed the $300.00 on his credit card and his financial institution imposed safety initiatives on the man’s financial assets.
Man charged with impaired related offences.
A 30 year old Port Hope man has been charged with impaired care and control of a motor vehicle and care and control while exceeding .80mg of alcohol. On the 16th of May shortly after 3:00pm Port Hope Police were alerted to a possible impaired driver operating a brown van. Police located the van in the Ellen St/Ontario Street area and completed a traffic stop. An investigation was commenced into the man’s state of sobriety. He was eventually arrested and taken to the Port Hope Police Station for breath tests. 30 year old Aaron Wilson is accused.
Suspicious persons in vehicle
Port Hope Police are asking for the public’s assistance in a suspicious incident that occurred on the 16th of May 2017 shortly after 8:00pm. At that time a teenage girl was walking in the Victoria Street/Gregory Street area when she was approached by two males in a white car. The passenger asked her if she needed a ride. The girl responded that she did not and continued to walk. She observed the passenger male to be wearing a ski mask. She ran from the area when she heard the driver say “hurry up get out”. The vehicle sped away last seen westbound on Jocelyn St. Police are asking anyone who was in the area between 8:00pm and 8:30pm who may have seen a similar vehicle to contact Port Hope Police.