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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Mar 28, 2016) - You check your monthly bank statement and notice there are some transactions that you didn't make. You quickly realize you have been a victim of fraud but aren't sure what the next step is. Do you know what you should do and who to contact if you're a victim of fraud?
March is Fraud Prevention Month, and the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is providing Canadians with resources and tools they can use if they become a victim of fraud.
"Making consumers aware of the different frauds and scams is important so they can try to prevent the fraud from occurring," said Maura Drew-Lytle, Director, Media Relations and Communications at the Canadian Bankers Association. "However criminals are using more sophisticated scams than ever before and it is important consumers know what to do if they happen to be a victim."
Report and delete fraud checklist:
Fraud prevention resources
You can also get more information on fraud prevention and reporting from:
Want more fraud prevention tips and resources? The CBA is issuing tips and information through Twitter (@CdnBankers) and on its website www.cba.ca throughout the month of March. You can also subscribe to our Fraud Prevention Tips at this link:
The CBA is a member of the Fraud Prevention Forum. The Forum is comprised of a concerned group of private sector firms, consumer and volunteer groups, government agencies and law enforcement organizations, who are committed to fighting fraud aimed at consumers and businesses. Through its partners, the Forum, which is chaired by the Competition Bureau, works to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud by educating them on how to "Recognize it. Reject it. Report it."
About the Canadian Bankers Association
The Canadian Bankers Association works on behalf of 59 domestic banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 280,000 employees. The CBA advocates for effective public policies that contribute to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada's economy. The Association also promotes financial literacy to help Canadians make informed financial decisions and works with banks and law enforcement to help protect customers against financial crime and promote fraud awareness. www.cba.ca
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Media Relations and Communications Specialist
Canadian Bankers Association
(416) 362-6093, ext. 219
Cell: (416) 587-7733