Delta police are reminding the public during fraud awareness month in March that fraudsters are everywhere trying to scam unsuspecting victims of their personal information.
Did you know that young people are targeted for different types of frauds than other demographics? It's incredibly important that the young people in your life are aware that they, too are being targeted for identity fraud, extortion, jobs and investment.
Fraud is evolving. A fraud can often carry on over an extended period of time and is a crime that is difficult to recognize and report.
To make reporting easier the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) suggests completing the following six steps:
*Gather all information pertaining to the fraud.
*Write out a chronological statement of events.
*Report the incident to your local law enforcement.
*Report the incident to the CAFC through the Fraud Reporting System (FRS), or call toll free at 1-888-495-8501.
Report the incident to the financial institution or payment provider used to send the money.
If the fraud took place online, report the incident directly to the appropriate website.
Delta police have also created a video with more tips. See the video here.