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