March - Fraud Prevention Month

Educate yourself about common scams and warning signs to avoid becoming one of the thousands of people each year who fall victim to these crimes.


Join us for our lunch and learn to educate yourself about common scams and warning signs to avoid becoming one of the thousands of people each year who fall victim to these crimes. Money Smart will be partnering with RBC and Calgary Police Service for this event.

Money Smart is a partner in the Fraud Prevention Forum, a group of more than 100 organizations that are committed to fighting fraudulent activity.

  1. Date

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020

  2. Time

    Noon – 1:30 p.m.

  3. Location

    Hunter Hub (MSC 171) 

Featured Speakers

Working as a digital banking advisor for RBC at the University of Calgary main campus, Smushko is a pioneer in adopting new technology and educating clients. His goal is to strengthen the relationship between RBC and University of Calgary. RBC launches new programs and partners with existing campus initiatives in order to build up financial literacy and digital expertise, keeping in mind community wellness.

Working as a senior digital banking advisor for RBC at the University of Calgary main, Selimbegovic help clients with navigating and understanding ever changing world of digital banking and beyond. My goal is to enhance the experience and relationship between RBC and University of Calgary. Along with his team, Selimbegovic promotes new programs and partner with existing campus initiatives in order to build up financial literacy and digital expertise, keeping in mind community and student wellness. Safety and knowledge of digital and AI are the key priorities in building better education for personal finances.

Sergeant Matt Frederiksen has been a member of the Calgary Police since 1998 and in that time went from front line patrol to investigative units such as the Break and Enter team and then as a detective in the General Investigation Unit.  Sgt. Frederiksen spent seven years investigating Organized Crime before transitioning to the Economic Crimes Unit.  For the last year and a half, he has been the Sergeant of the Fraud Team, a specialized investigative unit targeting active fraudsters in Calgary.

Oxford dictionary defines fraud as “a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities” (Dictionary, 2019). Every day, 80,000 Canadians fall for a scam and share their personal information with fraudulent third parties (Canada, 2015).

Chaired by the Competition Bureau, the Fraud Prevention Forum is a concerned group of more than 100 private sector firms, consumer and volunteer groups, government agencies, and law enforcement organizations, who are committed to fighting fraudulent activity that targets consumers and businesses. Through its partners, the forum works to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud by educating them to on how to recognise, reject and report it. Since 2004, the Forum has been organizing Fraud Prevention Month campaigns to increase awareness of fraud and promote confidence in the marketplace.

References

Canada, G. o. (2015). Phishing: How many take the bait? Retrieved from https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/nfgrphcs/nfgrphcs-2012-10-11-en.aspx

Dictionary, O. (2019). Fraud. Retrieved from https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/fraud