(LONDON, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), is pleased to announce a partnership aimed at reducing fraudulent and criminal activity in all our communities around the province of Ontario.

Every year, thousands of unsuspecting Canadians are victims of fraud, and to help raise awareness of this concerning practice, the OPP has partnered with the Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center (CAFC) on an in-store and social media campaign developed to draw attention to the most commonly used gift card fraud tactics. Retailers and police services of all sizes across Canada will be encouraged to share this message as part of Fraud Prevention Month that begins on March 1, 2022.

Join us for a discussion on how we can all prevent gift card fraud and what we can all do to raise awareness amongst family, friends and community residents on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

The session will be broadcast live over our social media channels:

 

Twitter – @OPP_WR

 

Facebook – @OPPWest

 

You will have an opportunity to send questions to our panel during the live discussion.

 

Derek Rogers, West Region OPP Media Relations Coordinator,

 

Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk, Community Service Coordinator,

 

Detective Sergeant John Armit – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre,

 

Rui Rodrigues, Retail Council of Canada – Executive Advisor, Loss Prevention and Risk Management.

 

The presentation is being recorded and will be available for you to view on our OPP social media channels, if this date and time is not convenient for you.