RCMP looking to help Nova Scotians protect themselves from fraud

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Pictou County District RCMP are encouraging residents to learn how to protect themselves from fraud as part of Fraud Prevention Month.

“The more you know about fraud, the less likely you are to fall for a scam,” says Cst. Shane MacNeil. “Every year Canadians lose billions of dollars due to fraudulent schemes, yet most people don’t think it could happen to them."

The RCMP will be sharing tips and information about fraud on Facebook and through Twitter throughout the month of March.

They’ll be covering scams targeting seniors, identity theft, e-mail fraud phishing and internet-related fraud.

 For more information on scams and fraud, visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/index-eng.htm or http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/english/home.html

 If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca.

Organizations: RCMP, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1

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