Toronto Police 416-808=2222
Canadian Anti-fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501
Better Business Bureau 519-579-3080
Canada Revenue Agency 1-800-267-2384
Our Lunch and Learn about Recognizing and Avoiding Scams was well attended. Two officers from the local Crime Prevention department showed slides and videos. They explained how scammers operate and how to recognize fraud. The audience joined in too with questions and anecdotes that indicated how frequently this crime happens.
We were advised to take the time to think before reacting especially when we sense we are being rushed, and to never divulge private information. Scammers are relentless and although many frauds are deliberately targetted at seniors, everyone is vulnerable.