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Provincial Learning Event – The Fraud Double Feature
March 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Our provincial learning events are always virtual, so it’s safe to still participate in them during the pandemic.
March 16, 2021: The Fraud Double Feature, co-presented by Corporal Vinh Ngo, Federal Policing Prevention and Engagement Unit – BC, RCMP and Farid Salji, Analyst, Currency Awareness and Education Team, Bank of Canada – BC and Yukon Regional Office.
In recognition of Crime Prevention Week this month, BC CRN is presenting a special double feature on the topic of fraud.
In part one of the session, Corporal Ngo presents Top Frauds Affecting Seniors.
Scammers employ many tactics to defraud Canadians of their hard-earned money – unsolicited mail and email, robocalls, text messages. The messages often touch on our most raw of emotions: you’ve won a fantastic prize (surprise), or your financial institution is seeking your personal information (worry), or a government agency is looking to take legal action against you (fear). This first presentation looks at the top fraud schemes BC seniors seem to fall prey to most frequently.
In part two, Mr. Salji presents Counterfeit Money: How to Know if You’ve Received a Fake Bank Note
The RCMP and the Bank of Canada work closely together to inform the public on bank note security features, encourage bank note verification at points of sale, and urge retailers and their staff to implement the regular practice of note checking. As the sole issuer of genuine currency in Canada, the Bank of Canada is responsible for issuing quality bank notes that are readily accepted and secure against counterfeiting.
In this presentation, participants will learn more about banknote security features, the latest trends and stats, and what to do if you receive a counterfeit note. You will also learn a little about US currency and how the Bank of Canada works with the US Secret Service.
Corporal Vinh Ngo is a member of the RCMP’s Federal Policing Prevention and Engagement unit in British Columbia. He is working to realize the unit’s objectives by engaging partners and bringing awareness on financial crime to communities across the Province.
Farid Salji has worked in the banking industry for 13 years. Currently, he ensures the delivery of the Bank of Canada’s currency education program, which includes an outreach program that aims to increase public awareness of anti-counterfeiting features of Canadian bank notes, and monitors developments relating to currency and its security in the BC and Yukon region. In cooperation with private sector partners, he is also responsible for overseeing and monitoring the bank note distribution system.
Provincial Learning Events are free webinars that take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome.
If you’re interested in participating, please sign up for the session by registering online now.