PUBLIC NOTICE
We’ve noticed an increase in communication scams within our community lately. It’s crucial for all members to remain vigilant and raise awareness among friends and family. Here’s how you can help:
  • Stay Vigilant: Watch out for unexpected requests for personal information, assistance, or money via email, text, or phone.
  • Confirm Identities: Double-check sender details before responding or clicking links.
  • Exercise Caution: Avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading attachments from unknown sources.
  • Use Code Words: Create unique and memorable code words with trusted contacts for verification.
  • Enhance Security: Activate two-factor authentication for extra protection.
  • Set Boundaries: Don’t hesitate to refuse requests if uncertain.
  • Report Concerns: Report any suspicious activity promptly.
Below are some names of resources that can help you identify, prevent, and report scam and fraudulent activities:
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Ontario.ca: Identify a scam or fraud