Why We Are All At Risk – Webinar by Southern Vancouver Island CRNs
March 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
What makes you a target for scammers? Take part in a free online panel discussion featuring experts from community, government, and law enforcement. Learn how you and your community can be safe.
The Southern Vancouver Island CRNs are excited to introduce the following panelists who will be presenting on various aspects of fraud:
Det/Constable Berle Zwaan #32
Financial Crimes Section
Saanich Police Department
Berle is a Saanich Police Detective Constable currently posted to the Financial Crimes Section. As a police officer since 1996 with many years of experience investigating all types of crimes, she has developed an extensive knowledge of financial crimes and their impact. She will address updated trends that are now occurring within Canada, including multilayer frauds. More detail about who the victims are along with the causes of vulnerability will also be examined.
CNPEA – Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Kathy is a degree-prepared nurse whose career has spanned a wide range of roles in health care, community work, and leadership responsibilities over the past 20 years. Caring for seniors has always been a part of Kathy’s career, and has brought her a greater awareness of some of the issues that seniors face. One of her many volunteer roles that support vulnerable women include being the Chair for the CNPEA. She will bring her perspective to the discussion on scams and their effect on older adults, the difference between frauds and financial abuse, and the resources that are available locally, regionally, and nationally for people looking for help for themselves and/or an older adult that they care about.
Canada Revenue Agency – Pacific Region
Allison has been with the CRA since 2008. Her most recent role as an Outreach Officer involves supporting Indigenous Peoples, Elders, Adults 65 years of age and older, Newcomers to Canada, Persons with Disabilities, Youth and Housing Insecure Canadians. Allison’s extensive experience with the CRA puts her in a unique position to discuss the all-too-common scams involving the CRA and social insurance numbers. Learn what the truth is behind fraudsters’ claims and how to protect yourself.