March is Fraud Prevention Month
Fraud Prevention Month is an annual campaign that seeks to help you recognize, reject and report fraud.
Spearheaded by the Competition Bureau, Fraud Prevention Month is a unique effort that brings together over 80 law enforcement agencies and public and private sector organizations to combat fraud. During the month of March, the Bureau and its partners in the Fraud Prevention Forum carry out numerous activities and host a variety of events to inform Canadians about the impact of fraud and how to protect themselves. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the annual education and awareness campaign that began in 2004 by encouraging Canadians to recognize, reject and report fraud.
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The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd Edition
Scammers are sneaky and sly. They can target anyone, from youngsters to retirees. They can also target businesses. No one is immune to fraud.
Our group of superheroes has found a way to see through the scams. Their secret is simple: knowledge is power!
Read on to find out how you can also become a fraud-fighting superhero. Share this booklet with family and friends and start powering up!
FRAUD FIGHTING 101
Become a real-life superhero by arming yourself with the information you need to fight fraud and keep yourself, your family and your money safe.
You work hard for your money. You want to spend it on things that matter to you—whether it’s your children’s education, an exciting trip or a new smartphone.
Fraudsters are real. They are out there every day looking for victims. They will target you online, over the phone, by mail or in person.
You’re a target. Thousands of Canadians lose millions of dollars to fraudsters every year. The impact of fraud on families and businesses can be devastating.
Learn to fight fraud. This booklet includes 12 of the most common scams currently targeting Canadians. It is filled with tips and tricks on how to protect yourself and what to do if you get scammed.
Report it! Anyone can be targeted, from teenagers, to grandparents, to senior corporate officers. The best thing you can do is to report the fraud, whatever the amount, to the appropriate authorities. Don’t be embarrassed as it will help others from falling for it.
Knowledge is your power. Protect yourself by seeking out more information. In addition to this booklet, you can also consult numerous trusted websites for more information. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, managed by the RCMP, the Competition Bureau and the Ontario Provincial Police, has plenty of information on fraud. Power up today by visiting www.antifraudcentre.ca!