March is Fraud Prevention Month
The North Bay Police Service joins the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, and other police partners across the country for Fraud Prevention Month, the annual education and awareness campaign that encourages members of the public to recognize, reject and report fraud. Follow this page throughout the month for educational resources, fraud facts and fraud prevention tips.
Join us on Twitter on March 9th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for the 5th Annual To Good To Be True Twitter Chat (#2g2bt) moderated by the Competition Bureau.
The Little Black Book of Scams
The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths and offers a guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims.
Tax time means you may get calls or emails from fraudsters
The North Bay Police Service reminds the public to be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. Get informed! We encourage you to watch the CRA video so that you know how to recognize this scam.
Are you a fraud victim?
If you’ve sent money or financial information to a suspected fraudster, contact your bank immediately. Then, contact the North Bay Police Service to report the fraud.
Were you the target of a scam but did not fall victim?
Help the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by reporting scams if you have been targeted but did not fall victim. Based in North Bay, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as telemarketing fraud, advance fee fraud, Internet fraud and identification theft complaints. Its primary goal is crime prevention through education and awareness, disruption of criminal activities, dissemination of intelligence, support to law enforcement and strengthening partnerships between the private and public sectors.