Seminar focuses on frauds and scams

Safe Communities Unit offers free fraud prevention seminar to Vernon residents

  • Mar. 11, 2012 1:00 p.m.

The City of Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit’s community policing office is giving residents a chance to learn about and prevent being a victim of a fraud, con or scam.

The unit will host a free seminar March 22, at the Schubert Centre from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

“Topics will include telemarketing, door-to-door sales, the Nigerian letter scam, power saving scams, banking scams, the grandparent scam and funds for prize scams and more,” said Ed Howard of the community policing office.

Guest speakers will include Kevin Rothwell of the Better Business Bureau, Const. Kim Jones of the RCMP Southeast Disrict’s economic crime section, and Const. Jonathen Klassen of the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP.

Register for the seminar at the community policing office, 101-3334-30th Avenue, Vernon, or call 250-550-7840.