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Beware the occupancy probe knock – Message from Toronto Police Service, 54 Division

The following message has arrived my way through the Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch Facebook group, and I am pleased to pass it along: **Please “share” & discuss this with your friends & neighbors** Toronto Police (54 division) states … “Criminals don’t want to break into your home if they think someone’s home. So how do […]


When immersed in a story we may tend to let down our guard

A Dec. 29, 2015 New Yorker article is entitled: “How Stories Deceive.” The book refers to a book by Jerome Bruner: Actual minds, possible worlds (1986). The wider topic concerns scams and scamming. One of the protections against scamming is evidence-based practice by which I refer to an orientation that focuses on the quality (e.g., […]


Charbonneau report calls for whistleblower protection, stiffer penalties for lawbreakers: Nov. 24, 2015 CBC article

Scams and scamming In previous posts, I’ve discussed scams and scamming, as in this post: Beware of energy scammers going door to door Gangsters and corruption In previous posts, I’ve discussed gangsters and corruption, as in this post: Farmers’ fields north of Montreal is where the City of Laval was built Nov. 24, 2015 Toronto […]