[TPS] – Thursday November 12, 2015, 1 p.m., #Fraudchat: Payment Card Scams

In Writing (all kinds) on November 12, 2015 at 12:21 PM

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Thursday November 12, 2015, 1 p.m., #Fraudchat: Payment Card Scams

Thursday, November 12, 201511:09 AM
Financial Crimes

Financial Literacy Month takes place during November. This year’s strategy is to help Canadians manage money and debt wisely, plan and save for the future and prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse. The campaign’s goal is to bring together organizations from the private, public and non-profit sectors while collaborating to promote financial literacy for Canadians of all ages. The slogan for 2015 is “Count me in, Canada”.

Today, at 1 p.m., we will be joined by our special guests Canadian Payments Association, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, and Interac to answer questions regarding Financial Literacy Month. Members of the public can follow @cdnpay, @FCACan and @Interac using the hashtag #Fraudchat on twitter.

To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply need to log on to Twitter from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as “Tweetdeck,” which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is a bi-weekly Twitter chat that takes place on a Thursday from 1 p.m., to 2 p.m., EST on Twitter. Launched in November 2012, this program seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Detective Gail Regan @reganfcu of the Financial Crimes Unit and members of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, @FSCOTweets.

Since November 2012, the Financial Crimes Unit has partnered with the Financial Service Commission of Ontario to educate the public about financial crimes and fraud through the use of social media.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gail Regan, Financial Crimes

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