Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Tangerine Bank. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.
March is Fraud Prevention Month.
When it comes to fighting fraud, knowledge is power! Throughout the month of March, the Competition Bureau and its partners will give Canadians the tools they need to recognize, reject and report fraud.
Scammers can target anyone, from youngsters to retirees. They can also target businesses. In 2018 alone, Canadians lost approximately $ 97 million to fraud, which only accounts for the estimated 5% of cases that were reported to the authorities. With videos, interactive online tools and in-person events, the Bureau will show Canadians that while no one is immune to fraud, anyone can join the fight against scammers!
- Follow the Bureau and #FPM2019 on Twitter to join in the conversation on fraud prevention.
- The Little Black Book of Scams, 2nd edition is your go-to resource to learn about 12 common scams and how to protect yourself.
- Find tons of information about fraud, including the promotional materials, videos, a fraud quiz and more on the Bureau’s website.
- Check the Better Business Bureau’s Top 10 Scams of 2018 and see how much fraud costs Canadians.
“By reporting scams, you can assist the Bureau and its partners in the fight against fraud. Be the first line of defence for yourself, your loved ones and all Canadians. Recognize, reject and report fraud!” Josephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Deceptive Marketing Practices
Be Fraud Smart Twitter Chat
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET
Prizing: $500 in prizing
No RSVP Required
Anyone can participate in the Twitter Chat, however only those who live in Canada, excluding the province of Quebec can win prizes.
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