[TPS] – Thursday, March 1, 2018 Fraud Prevention Month #FPM2018

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Thursday, March 1, 2018, Fraud Prevention Month #FPM2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 5:59 AM
Financial Crimes

March is Fraud Prevention Month. The goal is for Canadians to Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud. Reduce Fraud by Increasing Fraud Awareness. Fraud Prevention Month is spearheaded by the Competition Bureau of Canada.

Throughout March 2018, Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes and its partners will be running a special four-week #Fraudchat series which provides the opportunity to engage Canadians with information to prevent them from becoming victims.

No demographic is immune to fraud, regardless of age, education or background. Fraud is a growing problem that affects everyone. Canadians need to educate themselves about the various types of fraud so they can avoid becoming victims.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is an online Twitter program that seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Gail Regan (@ReganFCU), and Diane Kelly (@DKellyFCU) of TPS Financial Crimes, along with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (@Canantifraud).

Upcoming #Fraudchats for March 2018 (#FPM2018)

– March 8, 2018 – CRA tax scams
– March 15, 2018 – Investment scams
– March 22, 2018 – Scams targeting seniors
– March 29, 2018 – eight-hour Fraud-A-Thon

For more information about #Fraudchat, please contact TPS Financial Crimes at 416-808-7300.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Ian Nichol, Financial Crimes

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