Protect yourself from frauds, cons and scams

Vernon Safe Communities Unit holds presentation on fraud prevention

  • Mar. 14, 2012 6:00 a.m.

The public can protect itself from the latest scam when the City of Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit’s community policing office offers a presentation on fraud prevention.

The session takes place at the Schubert Centre Tuesday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Part of Fraud Prevention Month, and the Better Business Week, those attending will learn about and how to prevent being a victim of a fraud, con, or scam.

Topics will include telemarketing, door-to-door sales, the Nigerian letter scam, power saving scams, banking scams, and the grandparents’ scam.

“Everyday frauds take a new twist and turn. They are similar in nature but subtle changes that makes them appear different may catch even the wary by surprise,” said Ed Howard with the Safe Communities Unit. “This is new content and the presenters are experts in their fields.”

Guest speakers include Kevin Rothwell with the Better Business Bureau, Cst. Kim Jones from the south-east district RCMP economic crime section, and Cst. Jonathan Klassen of the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP.

There is no charge for the presentation and those interested can pre-register at the Vernon Community Policing Office, #101-3334 30th Ave., or by calling 250-550-7840. Walk-ins at the door are also welcome.