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
Mortgage Fraud – April 21, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Whether you currently own a home or plan to purchase one in the near future, it's important to learn how you can protect yourself from common types of mortgage fraud, so that you don't become a victim. Join us for #Fraudchat to get tips and advice from the following industry experts:
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- FCT Canada
- Mortgage Professionals Canada
Insurance Fraud – May 19, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET
This #Fraudchat will feature tips and advice on protecting yourself from common types of insurance fraud, such as: auto insurance sales scams, life insurance fraud and health care insurance scams. Tips and advice will be provided by the following special guests:
- Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
- Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
- Insurance Bureau of Canada