FRAUD PREVENTION MONTH

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MARCH IS FRAUD PREVENTION MONTH

March 2017 marks the 13th Anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month in Canada

Fraud Prevention Month is a month-long crime prevention initiative aimed at educating and informing consumers and communities on how to recognize, report and stop fraud.

Across Alberta, interested police and law enforcement agencies, and community and consumer groups form the Alberta Fraud Prevention Month committee to plan events and spread key messages to the public on how to better protect themselves.

A launch event will be held in Calgary and Edmonton on Wednesday, March 1st. Details and location to be announced. These events are held annually and are well attended by the media. Any agencies interested in attending or contributing to the launch events are welcome to join.

WEEKLY CRIME PREVENTION THEMES

Every year the Alberta Fraud Prevention Month Committee selects weekly themes to help all participating agencies present a unified message and campaign for the month of March.



WEEK 1

March 6 - 10, 2017

Door to Door Sales and Contractors / Service Alberta’s New Ban of Door to Door Energy Products



WEEK 2

March 13 - 17, 2017

Cyber Crime



WEEK 3

March 20 - 24, 2017

Mass Marketing Fraud / Telemarketing Fraud



WEEK 4

March 27 - 31, 2017

Identity Theft

FRAUD PREVENTION SCAMS & ARTICLES

Recent Scams, Tips & Resources

Recent Scams

Read about reports of recent scams in Canada and Alberta. Be aware, learn the facts and find out how to protect yourself.

Expert Tips

ACCPA experts share tips on what to look out for, how to stay safe and how to protect yourself from becoming a target.

Links & Resources

Learn about agencies and resources across Canada and Alberta that work with us to help prevent crime in your community.