|Toronto Police Service|
#Fraudchat: Hydro Fraud, Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 8:10 AM
On Thursday, March 21, 2019, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., members of the Toronto Police Financial Crimes Unit will be joined by members of Toronto Hydro, for #FraudChat.
The purpose is to answer questions regarding Hydro Fraud and the different ways fraudsters are targeting Toronto Hydro customers and how to spot and stop scams.
Members of the public can follow the Toronto Police Financial Crimes Unit, Detective Regan and Detective Constable Kelly, and Toronto Hydro using the hashtags @ReganFCU @DKellyFCU @TPSFCU and @TorontoHydro on Twitter.
To follow #FraudChat, members of the public can log on to Twitter from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
#FraudChat is an online program that seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. March is Fraud Prevention Month which is spearheaded by the Competition Bureau @CompBureau.
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro owns and operates the electricity distribution system for Canada’s largest city. A leader in conservation and demand management, it has 772,000 customers located in the City of Toronto and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in Ontario.
For more information about #FraudChat, please contact the Financial Crimes Unit at 416-808-7300
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Diane Kelly, Financial Crime Unit
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