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Media Release

Release Date: March 4th, 2020 - 8:21am

Originator: D/Constable, Nadine Clarke, Crime Stoppers of Halton, (905) 825-4747 ext. 5118

Contact: D/Constable, Nadine Clarke, Crime Stoppers of Halton, (905) 825-4747 ext. 5118

Location: Halton Region

Frauds and Scams Seminar

Crime Stoppers of Halton, in partnership with the Halton Regional Police Service, will be hosting a free information session on Frauds and Scams on March 12, 2020.  March is Fraud Prevention Month and Crime Stoppers of Halton and Halton Regional Police Service know that information is the key to preventing these types of crimes.

Recognize, reject and report fraud!​

The free Frauds and Scams seminar will take place at the Halton Regional Police Headquarters, Community Room, from 11:00AM – 1:00PM, on Thursday March 12, 2020.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Registration and information can be found at www.eventbrite.ca/e/fraud-awareness-seminar-tickets-92725680005.

This seminar will highlight tactics utilized by fraudsters to collect your personal information, solicit funds, and/or compromise your security. We will also be providing tips on how to protect yourself and how to avoid becoming a victim of a fraud or scam.

Halton Regional Police Service is invested in protecting Halton's most vulnerable citizens.

Police Coordinator, Detective Constable Nadine Clarke stated that "Unfortunately fraudsters will target older adults, as well as new comers.  Halton Regional Police Service has designated Older Adult Investigators, as well as Community Officers, in each district, that provide education and follow up with these vulnerable populations. Education is the key and we believe these types of partnerships and knowledge sharing is the way to combat fraud."

Colin Jessome, Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Halton, commented on frauds and scams in Halton Region, "The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre reports that over 48,000 Canadians lost $98 million to frauds in 2019.  Frauds happen on the phone, via email, text, and in person. ​It is our duty to share best practices and educate Halton residents on how to keep themselves and their loved one's safe from these perpetrators."

Light refreshments will be served, compliments of McDonald's, John Piper.