Workshops to help protect the Brock community from fraud and scams – The Brock News

Brock University students, faculty and staff will learn how to protect themselves against common Canadian fraud and scams in two upcoming workshops with local law enforcement.

The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, in partnership with Brock International and Student Life and Success, will be hosting free online workshops on Friday, February 4 and Thursday, April 7, both from 11 pm to noon on Microsoft Teams.

The events will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • How scams can happen (via phone, text, email and door-to-door).
  • Safe online shopping through Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji and other online sources.
  • Fraudulent calls, including how to confirm caller ID and identify common Canada Revenue Agency payment scams.
  • Resources and support available for victims of fraud/crime.
  • Online criminal harassment and bullying.
  • Protecting your personal identity and the importance of your social insurance number in identity theft.
  • Wire transfers and online money transfers.
  • How to be a victim of a crime or report a crime does not affect your immigration status.

For more information or to confirm your attendance for the February 4 session or the second workshop on April 7, visit ExperienceBU.

You can find more information about fraud prevention on the SNRP website.


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