Thursday February 18, 2016, 1 p.m. #Fraudchat: Tax Scams
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:24 AM
Financial Crimes: 416-808-7300
As tax season is quickly upon us, so are tax scams. With modern technology, there are more sophisticated organized crime rings that can be hard to detect.
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 1 p.m., we will be joined by our special guests, the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, to answer questions regarding tax scams. Members of the public can follow The Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre using the hashtags @canantifraud and @CanRevAgency on twitter.
To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply need to log on to Twitter from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as Tweetdeck, which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.
#Fraudchat is a weekly Twitter chat that takes place once a month, on Thursdays, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST on Twitter. Launched in November 2012, this program seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Detective Gail Regan (@reganfcu) and Detective Constable Diane Kelly (@DKellyFCU) of the Financial Crimes Unit and members of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (@FSCOTweets).
Since November 2012, the 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.
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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Mike Ervick, Financial Crimes