Every year, thousands of Canadians are targeted by fraud. For those who fall victim, the impact can be devastating: people's life savings, credit ratings, homes and identities have been lost or damaged. To help combat this growing issue, education on fraud prevention is key.
In 2016, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and the Toronto Police Service's Financial Crimes Unit will continue to partner together to host a series of #Fraudchats.
#Fraudchat is a live Twitter chat that takes place on a Thursday each month from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Each #Fraudchat focuses on a different theme related to fraud prevention and includes special guests who are experts on the topic. To join in, consumers simply need to follow the #Fraudchat hashtag on Twitter.
Upcoming #Fraudchat Topics and Dates
Investment Scams – November 24, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Join us as we chat about typical investment scams, how to identify the signs or behaviours that suggest the proposed investment is a scam, and find out what you should do if you become a victim.
Everyone is welcome to join the conversation. Use the #fraudchat hashtag to share your tips and advice on Twitter!