The Ontario Provincial Police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre are launching their annual Fraud Prevention Month public awareness campaign. Every year, thousands of Canadians fall victim to fraud, resulting in millions of dollars lost.
Regardless of age, gender and location, everyone can take basic steps to better protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Some basic tips include never giving out personal information at your door, over the phone, through social media, or on dating websites.
The OPP will be posting tips and links to various resources online. You can join the conversation to help recognize, reject and report fraud on social media by using the hashtags #DontBeAVictim and #OPPtips.