Fighting Fraud on the Front Lines - Bank of Canada to launch a new anti-fraud program for retailers



    TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - On Monday, 3 March 2008 at 10:00 ET, the
Bank of Canada will launch a new anti-fraud training kit for Canadian
retailers called Fighting Fraud on the Front Lines. This kit was developed in
collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Payment Card
Partners (representing Visa, MasterCard, and Interac issuers and acquirers),
Canada Post, and several other law-enforcement agencies and industry
associations.

    
    What?

      This kit provides retailers with advice and valuable information about
      how to protect themselves against four types of payment fraud: bank
      note counterfeiting, payment card crime, cheque and money order fraud,
      and identity theft.

    Who?

      Members of the press, retailers, and the public are invited to the
      launch. Attendees will have access to four kiosks where video training
      on each type of payment fraud will be showcased, and senior
      representatives from partner organizations will be available to answer
      questions. The press and retailers will receive a program kit with
      supporting educational resources.

    Where?

      Toronto Eaton Centre, Albert's Way, Main Level (near the Swarovski
      jewellery store)

    When?

      Monday, 3 March 2008 at 10:00 ET

      - Program introduction: 10:00 ET
        The program will be launched by Gerry Gaetz, Chief of the Bank of
        Canada's Department of Banking Operations and Chief Superintendent
        Denis Constant, Director General, Financial Crime, from the RCMP.

      - Viewing of the four anti-fraud kiosks: 10:15 to 11:00 ET
        Gerry Gaetz, Chief Superintendent Denis Constant, and other senior
        representatives from the 12 partner organizations involved in this
        new anti-fraud program for retailers will be available to the press
        following the launch of the program. Note that the anti-fraud videos
        can be viewed until 3 p.m.
    

    Note to photo editors:

    There will be a photo op with Gerry Gaetz, Chief of the Bank of Canada's
Department of Banking Operations and Chief Superintendent Denis Constant,
Director General, Financial Crime, from the RCMP at 10:15 ET.




For further information:

For further information: Jeremy Harrison, Bank of Canada, (613)
782-8782, jharrison@bankofcanada.ca


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