RCMP remind area residents to protect themselves from fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month and the RCMP is encouraging residents to take this opportunity to learn how to protect themselves from fraud.

“The more you know about fraud, the less likely you are to fall for a scam,” says Inspector Christine MacNaughton, Officer in Charge of Kings District R.C.M.P.  “Every year Canadians lose billions of dollars due to fraudulent schemes, yet most people don’t think it could happen to them."

To help reduce peoples’ chances of being victimized by fraud, the RCMP will be sharing tips and information about fraud on facebook.com/rcmpns and through Twitter @rcmpns. Topics to be covered include scams targeting seniors, identity theft, email fraud phishing and Internet-related fraud.

For more information on scams and fraud please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/index-eng.htmor http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/english/home.html

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca.

Organizations: RCMP, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1

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