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March is Fraud Prevention Month. Detective Constable John Armit of the OPP Anti-Racket's Branch of the OPP joins 10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association to discuss cryptocurrency, fraud trends in 2022, investment frauds, romance scams, grandparent scams (also known as emergency scams) and training of police investigators for fraud investigations.
Many of these scams can directly affect our members and their families. Awareness is key to avoid being victimized. A number of resources are available to assist front line officers in fraud investigations on the OPP Connections OPP Intranet for those with access by going to the "Tools" menu and typing in "Fraud". A Fraud Investigators Handbook, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre resource page and the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch resource page can all be accessed there.
Det/Cst Armit is also featured on a CBC and BBC podcast series focusing on romance fraud called Love, Janessa, that we feel is also worth a listen.
Reporting of fraud is encouraged regardless of the scope. For official public info on recent scams visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website. Reporting can be done by phone or online. Click here for information on how to report fraud in Canada.
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