On April 6, in collaboration with Ms. Silvia Moldovan, analyst at the Bank of Canada, Angela Rankin and Marie Christine Nobert, community relations agents of neighbourhood police station 9, organized a workshop on fraud and identity theft prevention for seniors.
The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal is finding that telephone fraud and identity theft against seniors is rapidly evolving. No one is safe from fraud. Neighborhood station 9 serves the City of Côte Saint-Luc where one third of the population is over 65 (29%), a third more than the Quebec average (18%). For officers Rankin and Nobert, reaching out to seniors in this sector is therefore particularly important.
In total, more than twenty members of the Côte Saint-Luc Senior Women’s Club have learned to be vigilant and put into practice a variety of tips in order to prevent and report any type of fraud:
- In the case of a phone call, simply hang up
- If it is an email or a text message, do not reply to it and do not open the links, simply delete the message
- Victims of fraud should not hesitate to contact the police or go to their local police station