MONTREAL, March 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs, the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the Sûreté du Québec join together today to launch the 14th edition of Fraud Prevention Month with a panel discussion on fraud.
The four partners will discuss their organization's respective role in fighting fraud and focus on scams that seem increasingly threatening to Canadians, such as subscription traps, free trials and health scams. The panel will also talk about how Canadians can sharpen their fraud fighting skills.
The fight against fraud starts with each one of us. It starts with knowing more about it. As they say, knowledge is power. It's all about recognizing the signs, rejecting the claims that seem suspicious and reporting them to the authorities. Trust your instincts. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Over the course of the month, the Competition Bureau and its partners will be participating in a number of events and activities to raise awareness about new and ongoing scams. Stay connected to make sure you have the information you need to arm yourself in the fight against fraud.
- Follow #FPM2018 on Twitter to read about and join in the conversation on fraud prevention.
- Option consommateurs promotes and defends the interests of consumers and ensures that their interests are respected. They take a close interest in questions related to personal finances, financial services, business practices and private life, among others.
- The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence fraud.
- The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) is the Québec provincial police force. The SQ also supports the police community and coordinates major operations.
- Check the Better Business Bureau's Top 10 Scams and see how much fraud costs Canadians.
For more information : https://option-consommateurs.org/fraud-prevention-month-united-against-scammers/?lang=en
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