Workshops to help protect Brock community against fraud, scams  

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

The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion unit, in partnership with Brock International and Student Life and Success, will host free online workshops Friday, Feb. 4 and Thursday, April 7, both from 11 a.m. to noon on Microsoft Teams.

The events will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • How scams can occur (over the phone, by text message, email and door-to-door).
  • Safe online purchases through Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji and other online sources.
  • Scam calls, including how to confirm caller identity and identify common Canada Revenue Agency payment scams.
  • Resources and support available to victims of fraud/crime.
  • Online criminal harassment and bullying.
  • Protecting your personal identity, and the significance your social insurance number plays in identity theft.
  • E-transfers and online money transfers.
  • How being the victim of a crime or reporting a crime does not affect your immigration status.

For more information or to RSVP for the Feb. 4 session or the second workshop on April 7, visit ExperienceBU.

More information on fraud prevention can be found on the NRPS website.

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