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#Fraudchat: Cyber crime
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8 p.m.

Broadcast time: 13:20
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Financial Crimes

March is Fraud Prevention Month, for Canadians to Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud. Reduce Fraud by Increasing Fraud Awareness.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 8 p.m., we will be joined by members of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to answer questions regarding cyber crime. Members of the public can follow Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Detective Gail Regan, Detective Constable Diane Kelly and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, using the hashtags @ReganFCU, @TPSFCU, @DKellyFCU, and @Canantifraud on Twitter.

To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply log on to Twitter from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as Tweetdeck, which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is a weekly Twitter chat that takes place on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on Twitter. Launched in November 2012, this program seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Detective Gail Regan (@ReganFCU) and Detective Constable Diane Kelly (@DKellyFCU) of TPS Financial Crimes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gail Regan, Financial Crimes