Do Not Fall for Fraud


Presenter: Staff Sergeant Poppy Hallam, RCMP Detachment Sechelt

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Many members of the public today recognize that it’s not a matter of IF, but rather WHEN they will be victimized by fraud.  In 2020, 70,000+ Canadians reported fraud with 42,132 actually victimized and 104.4 million dollars lost.  Investigations can face many legal, technical and geopolitical challenges.  Participants will learn how to recognize a scam before it’s too late, how to protect yourself and how to report a fraud.  The course will be focused on the common types of frauds most reported on the Sunshine Coast:  extortion, CRA phone scams, ransomware, identity theft and the Covid frauds.

Staff Sergeant Poppy Hallam has been a police officer for over 20 years and has taken fraud-specific training and investigated many frauds over the years.   S/Sgt. Hallam enjoys interactive learning and will provide much time for questions and answers and allow the class to guide the discussions.

Presenter: Staff Sergeant Poppy Hallam

Three Mondays –  Nov. 8, 15,  and 22                      10 am – Noon

Venue:  St. Hilda’s Church, Sechelt, The Hall