Police to deliver fraud awareness session
Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 06:00 am
Learn about the different scams and types of fraud that hit the streets of St. Albert, at a public info session Wednesday.
Cpl. Laurel Kading with St. Albert RCMP will be presenting information on how to recognize a scam, how to avoid being a victim of a scam artist and how to prevent others from getting scammed.
Computer repair scams, phone scams, romance scams, door-to-door solicitors and charity scams are just a few of the types of fraudulent crimes that have duped St. Albertans.
Many victims also fall for the “grandparent scam” whereby a person contacts you by phone or email pretending to be a distant relative in a dire financial situation. They ask you to send a money transfer overseas.
Kading said the talk will hit on the main scams and strategies to avoid them.
“If something is too good to be true, it probably is,” she said.
The talk is open to anyone who is interested.
Kading will be holding a second session for the seniors’ community on Friday at Ironwood Estates at 10 a.m.