Every year, thousands of Canadians fall victim to fraud amassing losses in the millions of dollars. 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 information at your door, over the phone, through social media, or on dating websites.
During the month of March, the OPP and its partners -- the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Competition Bureau of Canada – will join police services across the country to promote public awareness to help prevent all Canadians from becoming victims of fraud.
This year's OPP Fraud Prevention Month media campaign will focus on five topics including:
- Emergency/Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams
- Romance Scam
- Microsoft/Computer scams
- Phishing/Bank Web Site scams
- Lottery scams
If you or someone you know suspect they've been a victim of fraud, contact your local police service, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online athttps://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm
"Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud"