During March, the OPP, the RCMP, and the Competition Bureau of Canada are joining police services across the country to promote public awareness to help prevent all Canadians from becoming victims of fraud.
This year, the OPP's Fraud Prevention Month education campaign will highlight three mass-marketing fraud priorities, including:
- the Emergency Scam and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Scam;
- the Romance Scam; and,
- Microsoft/Computer Service Scams.
Regardless of age, gender, and location, everyone can take basic steps to better protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud.
Some basic tips include never giving out personal or financial information at the door, over the phone, by e-mail, or through social media, or go on to unsecured retail or dating websites.
The OPP will be posting tips and links to various resources online.