Welcome to Fraud
Prevention Month

Have a question about fraud? Have you been scammed? Come by, grab a FREE COFFEE, and chat with our experts on fraud in Manitoba.

Agencies join forces to fight fraud, one coffee at a time

Visitors are welcome to enjoy a free coffee and a snack and chat with one of the subject matter experts to learn more about protecting themselves and their loved ones from fraud, or to share their own experiences dealing with scammers.

Coffee & Conversation at St.Vital Centre!

“With tax season coming up, we’re getting a lot of calls about the CRA scam,” says Len Andrusiak, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau Manitoba and NW Ontario. “Law enforcement agencies are doing a lot to shut it down, but it’s still one of the most common complaints we receive.”

Information:

COME AND PARTICIPATE IN FRAUD PREVENTION MONTH 2019!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

WHY ATTEND:
Experts on hand will be experienced with real estate fraud, mortgage fraud, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, telephone scams, investment fraud, insurance fraud, online trading scams, romance scams, and several other common scams and swindles. BBB staff, in particular, will focus on providing information on consumer-focused fraud.

What’s Happening:

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WHO:
Winnipeg Police constables, MFSA, BBB, and CPO staff

WHERE:
At St. Vital Centre’s Food Hall fireplace to answer Manitoban’s questions on fraud, and to educate on how to

RECOGNIZE, REPORT, and REJECT fraud!

Manitoba Events:

“We’re taking a welcoming approach to answer important questions on a serious topic” says Jason Roy, MFSA Senior Investigator. “The comfortable, café atmosphere—and free coffee—this is the first time MFSA is using this model for fraud education, and we’re very pleased to have the Better Business Bureau, the Winnipeg Police’s Financial Crime Unit, and St. Vital Centre on board as well.”

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Fraud in Manitoba, and across Canada, is considered an under-reported crime. While studies have shown 20% of Manitobans have been approached with a fraud attempt, only about 30% will take time to report it.