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Media advisory,
Monday, March 4, 2019, 10 a.m.,
Headquarters, media gallery,
News conference,
Launch of Fraud Prevention Month for March,
Victim of Tenant Fraud Speaking

Broadcast time: 05:00
Monday, March 4, 2019

Financial Crimes

On Monday, March 4, 2019, at 10 a.m., in the media gallery at headquarters, Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes will be launching Fraud Prevention Month for March.

Inspector Peter Callaghan, other members of Financial Crimes, and special guests will attend the news conference.

The news conference will be available on the TOC and will be live-streamed.

The philosophy is for Canadians to recognize, reject, and report fraud. Reduce fraud by increasing fraud awareness.

The theme of this launch is "Fraud, Know It Before It Knows You."

Our partners who will be in attendance to address the media:

• Competition Bureau – Josephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices

Speaking on Recognizing, Rejecting and Reporting Fraud. How Canadian consumers and businesses can protect themselves from becoming the victims of fraud.

• Ontario Securities Commission – Tyler Fleming, Director

Delivering practical advice relating to investments.

• Bank of Canada – Manuel Parreira, Regional Director (Currency)

Messages on counterfeit currency and how to protect yourself.

• Insurance Bureau of Canada – Henry Tso, Vice President, Investigative Services

Highlighting top fraud issues facing insurers and how the public can be protected.

• Interac – Rachel Jolicoeur, Director, Fraud Prevention & Partnerships

Underlining link between financial institutions & electronic financial transactions including debit payment, chip cards and e-transfer.

• Virginia Stoymenoff, victim of tenant fraud

Speaking about her personal experience including emotional and financial toll of being victim of fraud.

For more information please contact Detective Gail Regan, at 416-808-7238 or

Please note that, for the safety of employees and visitors, all persons entering Toronto Police Service headquarters must go through security screening. You are not required to submit to screening. You may leave at any time but, if you do not consent to this screening, you will be denied entry. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gail Regan, Financial Crimes