(TLN) The Laval Police Department will be holding their first annual Fraud Prevention Day event on May 18 in conjunction with the force’s observance of Police Week.
The event will be taking place in the parking lot of Laval Police headquarters at 2911 Chomedey Blvd. from 9 am to 3 pm.
Police officers will be on hand to provide information on various types of fraud that have become common, such as online phishing, fraudulent e-mails, identify theft, Web fraud and phone fraud schemes.
Destroy confidential docs
At the same time, staff from police headquarters will have equipment available for those who wish to shred confidential documents in large batches free of charge.
These types of documents can include insurance forms, personal cheques, declarations of revenue for income tax, receipts, bills, bank statements, as well as papers on which personal information like date of birth or social insurance numbers might appear.
According to the Laval Police, nearly 17,000 incidents of fraud were reported by victims last year.