Workshop to help keep Brock community safe from fraud, scams

An upcoming workshop will teach Brock University students, faculty and staff how to protect themselves against common fraud and scams in Canada.

Co-hosted by Brock International and Student Life and Success in partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion unit, the Fraud and Scams Prevention Workshop will take place Thursday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to noon on Microsoft Teams.

The event will include speakers from the NRPS, as well as Brock ITS, Campus Security, Off-Campus Living, and Co-op, Career and Experiential Education.

The workshop 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.
  • Employment scams.
  • Rental scams.

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, visit ExperienceBU.

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

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