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SOURCE Financial Services Commission of Ontario
TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Every year, thousands of Canadian families and businesses are targeted by fraud. For those who fall victim, the impact can be devastating: people's life savings, homes, and in some cases, lives, have been lost. One of Canadians' best weapons in the fight against fraud is education.
To kick off Fraud Prevention Month, media and members of the public are invited to attend St. Malachy Catholic School on February 27 at 6:00 p.m. where the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Toronto Police Service and partner organizations will teach community members how to recognize, report and avoid common types of fraud, including:
To register to attend, members of the public should visit the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DontBeScammed. Note that media are not required to register.
The event will feature interactive presentations, breakout sessions and information displays from the following organizations:
Additionally, the following senior officials will offer opening remarks:
Joseph Khargie, Program Director at the 4life Foundation, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Following the event, representatives from several of the above organizations will be available for media interviews.
Members of the public unable to attend in person are encouraged to watch the event online and interact with participants by following the #DontBeScammed hashtag, starting at 6:00 p.m. eastern time.
This event is being jointly coordinated by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Toronto Police Service's 43 Division and the Toronto Police Service's Financial Crimes Unit.
Don't Be Scammed: Fraud Prevention Month Kickoff
St. Malachy Catholic School, 80 Bennett Rd, Scarborough, ON
February 27, 2014; 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DontBeScammed
Infographic: Don't Be Scammed: Fraud Prevention Month Kickoff
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