Fraud Prevention Month is an opportunity to inform and educate everyone about the importance of protecting ourselves from fraud. This year’s theme is “Tricks of the trade: What’s in a fraudster’s toolbox?”.

Jeff Horncastle from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre provided insights on Crypto Currency Scams including “what’s in a fraudster’s toolbox” when committing these scams, the solicitation methods used, the appealing sales pitches, impersonations, and spoofing and tips to prevent falling victim to crypto scams!

 

Presenter:

Jeff Horncastle,
Acting Client and Communications Outreach Officer, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Resources from Webinar

How to Report Fraud

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
If you suspect or are experiencing a fraud/scam, report it.
Phone: 1-888-495-8501
Answer calls Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4:45 pm (Eastern time) and closed on holidays.
www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca


CAFC Bulletins
The public, organizations and businesses can sign up for bulletins, trends and media release from the CAFC. Simply send an email to get added on the list!  [email protected]

Canadian Secutites Association
This site is designed to give investors insight into how regulation and registration help individuals to avoid investment scams and fraud and to help them choose an investment professional they can trust. Explore this section to find resources on how to check registrationavoid fraud, and connect with your local securities regulator.
https://www.securities-administrators.ca/
https://aretheyregistered.ca/

GCkey
https://www.services.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/chooser-eng.html?ipeReferer=CAFCFRS


TinEye – Reverse Image Search

Helps users search using images.
tineye.com

Voluntary Commitments and Codes of Conduct for the Delivery of Banking Services to Seniors
banks and credit unions have a Seniors Code of Conduct which includes the educating of staff better to deal with these and offer seniors access to this information.
https://cba.ca/Assets/CBA/Documents/Files/Article%20Category/PDF/vol-seniors-en.pdf

 

Get Cyber Safe
Get Cyber Safe is a national public awareness campaign created to inform Canadians about cyber security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online.
www.getcybersafe.ca

Your online accounts hold a lot of personal data. Make sure that information stays safe with account security tips from Get Cyber Safe.  https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/en/secure-your-accounts

Crypto 101

Ontario Security Commission
Learn more about all things Crypto.
www.osc.ca
GetSmarterAboutCrypto.ca

OCryptoCanada
Choosing a crypto exchange in Canada could be complicated. A crypto market showed positive signs in March 2023. If you’re looking to invest in crypto either for the first time or because you’re looking for a new exchange to use, then this site provides a list of the best cryptocurrency exchanges available for Canadians.
The major exchanges in Canada are 10 Best Crypto Exchanges in Canada in 2023 – OCryptoCanada
https://ocryptocanada.ca/best/crypto-exchanges/


Credit Checks

Equifax and TransUnion
Request from each agency a copy of your credit report and then review it carefully to see if a scammer opened any accounts or incurred debt in your name. Also ask to put an alert on your credit report in case future scam attempts are made under your name.

Equifax : 1-800-465-7166 or www.equifax.ca

TransUnion : 1-800-663-9980 or www.transunion.ca

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Ahuse
www.cnpea.ca

Future Us: Roadmap to Elder Abuse Prevention
www.futureus.cnpea.ca

Resources

CAFC Bulletins
Investment Scams: What’s in a fraudster’s toolbox? 2023-03-07
Stratagèmes d’investissement : Qu’ont les fraudeurs dans leurs boîtes à outils? 2023-03-07


EAPO Fact Sheets

Safe and Sound: Protect yourself from frauds and scams
Download Fact Sheet : English | French | Italian | Korean | Portuguese  | Russian

Safe & Sound : Guarding your Financial Security
Download Fact Sheet :  English | French | Italian | Korean | Portuguese  | Russian

Safe and Sound: A tool to Guard your Financial Security
Download Tool: English | French | Farsi Punjabi  | Russian

Protecting Each Other From Scams
https://eapon.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/EAPO_brochure_Scams_2022.pdf

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