Waterloo Regional Police Take Part in Fraud Prevention Month to Raise Awareness of Local Scams

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service is launching an awareness campaign during the month of March to recognize Fraud Prevention Month.

The educational campaign will feature safety tips and information on several current scams that are affecting members of our community.

“We continue to educate members of our community on how to recognize fraud to ensure they do not fall victim to scams,” said Staff Sergeant Alison Bevington. “When it comes to preventing fraud, knowledge is power. The impact of fraud on individuals, families, and businesses can be devastating. We want to encourage residents to recognize the signs and to report any fraudulent activity immediately to police or the appropriate authorities.”

Some of the scams that will be highlighted on the Service’s social media sites and Webpage include Romance Scams, Phishing Scams, Senior Scams, On-line Buying/Selling Site Scams, Puppy Scams and Counterfeit Scams.

Fraud Prevention Month is an annual awareness campaign that empowers Canadians with the information they need to recognize, reject and report fraud. To learn more about frauds that could affect you, visit our website or the Anti Fraud Centre website

Media Inquiries

Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca

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