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Media Advisory,
Monday, March 9, 2020, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.,
St. Fidelis Catholic School,
Fraud Prevention Month

Broadcast time: 05:08
Monday, March 9, 2020

Financial Crimes

On Monday, March 9, 2020, at 12:15 p.m., at St. Fidelis Catholic School, members of the media are invited to attend an event where police and electronics recyclers will be promoting data and device security.

Members of Toronto Police Service (TPS) 12 Division, Financial Crimes, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division (HSD), and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are partnering with the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) to educate students on the importance of data security, and property disposal of their unneeded digital devices. This includes removing personal information to minimize the risk of victimization.

Following a presentation on data safety, Grade 7 and 8 students at St. Fidelis Catholic School will destroy unwanted mobile devices and hard drives. Students will be encouraged to share the information learned with their families and friends to further prevent fraud and victimization.

This event is not open to the general public for student safety and school security reasons.

For further information about the Electronic Recycling Association, visit

March is Fraud Prevention Month, which is spearheaded by the Competition Bureau of Canada. It’s an annual campaign that seeks to help citizens recognize, reject and report fraud.

This year’s theme is “Working together to Combat Fraud”

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gail Regan, Financial Crimes