Media & Public Invitation: March 31st RCMP Ontario Fraud Symposium

MILTON, ON, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area Financial Crime Unit would like to invite the media and the public to a fraud awareness symposium.

Fraudsters rob hard-working Canadians of their earnings and undermine the economic security and trust in institutions.

This symposium will raise awareness and provide preventive information related to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) frauds, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) frauds and counterfeit currency with a specific focus on those frauds that target newcomers to Canada.

Representatives from the RCMP, CRA, IRCC, the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre will be in attendance.

After a formal presentation, representatives will be available to the media and the public for a question and answer session.


Thursday, March 31st, 2016 starting at 10:00 AM


Environment Canada Auditorium, 4905 Dufferin Street, Downsview, ON


Due to space limitations, if you have NOT already done so through personal invitation, media and public are asked to RSVP your attendance to Ms. Ashley Foster ( before Tuesday, March 29th.

Parking will be available; free of charge for guests and media.  All members of the public and the media will be required to sign-in.  WiFi and live broadcasting will not be available in the auditorium.

Report any fraud attempt or if you are a victim of fraud to your local police service as well as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). You have two ways to make a report to the CAFC; either by phone at 1-888-495-8501 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Eastern Time) or through their online reporting tool at

Twitter: @RCMPONT
Website: RCMP in Ontario

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For media inquiries contact: Sgt. Penny HERMANN, RCMP Media Relations, "O" Division, 905-876-9571


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