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.
The fraud problems in Canada are an issue. Even my mother has fallen victim to scammers. It seems the find new ways to gain access to our funds on an ongoing basis. Throughout the month of March, the Competition Bureau and its partners will give Canadians the tools they need to recognize, reject and report fraud. We can it Fraud Prevention Month.
Scammers do target anyone, from youngsters to retirees. I have read stories from college students to those like my mother who thought she was dealing with the CRA. Their scams can be complex or simple, both do damage. So it is important to know the signs and what to do if you spot it.
Did you know 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! Are you ready to join the fight?
How to best Equip Yourself this Month
- 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
Join in the conversation and learn more.
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.