Fraud protection

Understand fraud and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Time frame: 60 mins

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PARTICIPANTS:

  • able to define fraud
  • recognize the signs of victimization
  • what to do as a victim of fraud
  • understand various types of fraud

Outline:

  • What is fraud?
  • How can you be aware of the damage?
  • signs of victimization
  • What should you do?
  • real-life examples
  • tools and resources
  • Q&A

LEARNING MATERIALS:

  • general information for:
    • Equifax
    • Trans Union
    • Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)
    • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Scams and Fraud)
    • Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline
  • the Anti-Spam Quiz — tests knowledge of identity theft and fraud
  • the Identity Theft and Identity Fraud Victim Assistance Guide (CAFC) — explains in further detail about the crime and what to do if victimized

Questions?

For questions, please email us.

Request a session

Want a session in your area? We will provide a CPA volunteer to lead the session with a prepared presentation, activities, handouts and worksheets. Note: If more than one session is needed, please fill out a second form and submit. Eight weeks’ notice is needed to set up a session.

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