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Toronto Police Service launches one-year financial crimes public education campaign

January 6, 2023  By Blue Line Staff / Toronto Police Service

Jan. 6, 2023, Toronto, Ont. – #DontGetScammed is a new, yearlong public education campaign, aimed at helping the people of Toronto protect themselves against fraud and scams.

The public can watch a new video about a known fraud on the first Friday of every month in 2023. Each #DontGetScammed video will provide an overview of the scam and highlight the red flags to watch out for so people can recognize a fraud.

Led by the Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit, this public education campaign will also raise awareness about common scams and give the public tools to better protect themselves, so they don’t become a victim.

“The #DontGetScammed public education campaign will help increase awareness for financial crimes, and assist vulnerable members of our community and ultimately prevent further victimization. The updated fraud webpage is a great resource for individuals looking for more information about financial crimes and how to report a fraud,” said Toronto Police Inspector Paul Rinkoff, unit commander of the financial crimes unit.


A newly updated fraud webpage is now live and easy to navigate to find key information about reporting a fraud, trusted resources, scam information and prevention tips. Visit for details.

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