March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada, led by the Competition Bureau of Canada and supported by 125 law enforcement agencies, private companies, and public sector organizations. Awareness about fraud helps us all to recognize it when we see it, reject it, and report it.
At The Benefits Trust, we strongly believe in scam awareness and prevention, so business owners and consumers alike can protect themselves from fraud. Most Canadians have been or will be fraud targets – which means all Canadians should be informed about fraud so they can stop it when they see it.
2016 is the 12th anniversary of Canada’s annual fraud awareness month. This year, the Competition Bureau has provided some great informative videos about the most common scams.
We’re sharing the videos on health and medical scams, small business scams, and employment scams to help spread the word.
Fraud Prevention Resources
- Competition Bureau of Canada – Fraud Prevention Resources: Here you can find great information for Canadians about how to recognize and report fraud.
- The Little Black Book of Scams: This resource is provided by The Competition Bureau of Canada and provides essential information about the most common fraud schemes.
- The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Fraud Tips and Tools: As the world’s largest anti-fraud organization, ACFE offers a vast amount of anti-fraud information on their website.
- Our Previous International Fraud Awareness Week Blog: This blog discusses common occupational fraud schemes.
- Our Previous Fraud Prevention Month Blog: This blog includes some important fraud prevention tips for benefits plan members. Take a look!
- The Canadian Health Care Anti-fraud Association (CHCAA): Learn about healthcare fraud and how to report it.
If you would like to participate in the conversation on Twitter during March, use the hashtag #FPM2016.
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