“Several Canadian families and business are often targeted by fraud, leading to disastrous results like loss of savings, homes or even lives.
To combat against fraud and to launch Fraud Prevention Month, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario is inviting the public to attend a fraud prevention seminar on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Scarborough’s St. Malachy Catholic School starting at 6 p.m.
In partnership with Toronto police and several other organizations, the seminar will teach participants how to recognize, report and avoid common types of fraud.
There will be information on types of fraud ranging from insurance, health care, cyber-fraud, identity theft, investment, real estate and counterfeit money.
The Financial Services Commission, The Bank of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services and the Insurance Bureau of Canada are some major organizations that have joined together to help prevent fraud.
Officials from these organizations will be at Thursday’s event, as will be Pickering-Scarborough East MPP Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Consumer Services.
Joseph Khargie, program director at the 4life Foundation, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the seminar.”
Registration is required for those planning to attend.
To register, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/DontBeScammed.
St. Malachy is located at 80 Bennett Rd.