Halton police will offer tips to avoid frauds and scams to residents of Milton, Oakville, Burlington

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February 18, 2022 at 1:49 pm

Halton police want to help residents of Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Halton Hills avoid being taken advantage of.

March is Fraud Awareness month and Crime Stoppers of Halton and Halton Regional Police Service know that information is the key to preventing these types of crimes.

To that end, the two are partnering to host a free webinar on Frauds & Scams.

The webinar will highlight tactics utilized by fraudsters to defraud you. Members of the police fraud unit will be explaining scams they are seeing within the region. They will also provide information on how to protect yourself as well as report incidenets.

One fraud that is on the rise is cryptocurrency scams and frauds. With this scam, fraudster will offer cryptocurrency buy-ins promising a high rate of return and in a short amount of time. Instead, the victim will lose their investment and sometimes their personal and financial information.

Cryptocurrencies operate independently of a central bank and are currently unregulated in Canada. Remember, no government agencies will ever request payment in the form of cryptocurrencies.

The virtual event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday Mar, 10, 2022. Registration and information can be found online.

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