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Workshop aims to protect Brock community from fraud and scams – The Brock News

An SMS indicates that a package is on its way. A phone call claims payment is due. An email requests authentication. A person is at the door asking for a charity donation.

It can be difficult to tell whether these examples are legitimate solicitations or scams.

An upcoming online workshop available for Brock University students and employees will discuss fraud and scam prevention, including known recent examples and tactics to protect yourself.

Co-hosted by Brock International and Student Life and Success in partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS), the Fraud and Scam Prevention Workshop will be held Thursday, August 11 from 10-11 a.m. on Microsoft Teams.

The event will include speakers from NRPS, as well as Brock Information Technology Services, Campus Security Services, Cooperative, Professional and Experiential Education, and Student Life and Success. .

The workshop will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • How scams can happen (via phone, text, email and door-to-door).
  • Secure online shopping through Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji and other online sources.
  • Fraudulent calls, including how to confirm caller ID and identify common Canada Revenue Agency payment scams.
  • Resources and support available for victims of fraud/crime.
  • Online criminal harassment and bullying.
  • Personal identity protection and the importance of social insurance numbers in identity theft.
  • Wire transfers and online money transfers.
  • How to be a victim of a crime or report a crime does not affect immigration status.
  • Employment scams.
  • Rental scams.

For more information or to confirm your attendance at the workshop, visit ExperienceBU.

Further information on fraud prevention is available on the NRPS website.