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Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1 p.m.,
#Fraudchat: Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Financial Crimes

Canadians are among the highest users of internet-enabled computer technology. A priority of Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes is to make the public aware of issues of security and safety, and help Canadians stay safe from cyber threats.

#Fraudchat is running a four-week series during Cyber Security Awareness Month, with our special guest, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Whatever your place of business, creating a culture of cyber security is essential. These chats will cover the following topics:

- Week 4, October 25: Digital Citizenship in an Increasingly Digital World

To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply need to log on to Twitter from 1 p.m., to 2 p.m., and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as "Tweetdeck," which allows users to view tweets containing this hashtag separately, is also helpful in following the chat.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is an online program that seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Gail Regan (@ReganFCU), and Diane Kelly (@DKellyFCU) of TPS Financial Crimes, along with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (@Canantifraud).

For more information about #fraudchat, please contact Financial Crimes at 416-808-7300.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Peter Callaghan, Financial Crimes