Thursday, March 14, 2013

#Fraudchat Covers Auto Insurance Fraud march 14 at 9pm

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST #Fraudchat Covers Auto Insurance Fraud

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:31 AM
Financial Crimes Unit:  416-808-7300

Since November 2012, the TPS Financial Crimes Unit has partnered with the Financial Service Commission of Ontario to educate the public about financial crimes and fraud through the use of social media.

Every Thursday evening, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, these two agencies host a one-hour forum on Twitter called "#Fraudchat." This program seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Kristen Rose, Senior Communications Officer of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and Detective Sergeant Cameron Field of the Financial Crimes Unit.

Tonight's program will cover auto insurance frauds and how to detect and avoid this costly crime. Auto insurance fraud costs everyone who pays premiums for coverage. #Fraudchat is pleased to have the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Insurance Bureau of Canada as our expert guests.

To follow this program, please log on to Twitter and follow #Fraudchat. Other applications like "Tweet Chat" are also helpful in following and contributing to the program. Join us and learn how to avoid this crime and bring your questions to our experts.

For Fraud Prevention Month 2013 (March) #Fraudchat will cover the following topics:

  • March 14 - Auto insurance fraud
  • March 21 - Life insurance fraud
  • March 28 - Staged motor vehicle accident fraud
Please join us on #Fraudchat and learn about frauds and scams that target us in our community.

For more information on this program, and the Fraud Prevention Month strategy of the Toronto Police Service, please contact Detective Sergeant Cameron Field at 416-808-7300.


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