March is Fraud Prevention Month

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – For Fraud Prevention Month 2020, the Winnipeg Police Service is focusing its efforts on combating the ‘Bank Investigator Scam’. In 2019, Canadians lost over $3.2 million to the scam. Manitobans accounted for $1 million of those losses making the ‘Bank Investigator Scam’ the top scam in Manitoba.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of the Bank Investigator Scam, please contact both the Winnipeg Police Service and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre ( to file a report.

In conjunction with other agencies from the community, the Winnipeg Police Service will again be participating in a number of events to help educate citizens on how they can protect themselves from fraud.

The Seventh Annual ‘Shred It’ Event on Thursday, March 26, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at both St. Vital Centre (in the parking lot outside Silver City) and CF Polo Park (in the South parking lot facing Portage Avenue). Shred-It trucks will be on hand at both locations and will be accepting paper documents to shred and – NEW for this year – electronic devices such as old hard drives, USB flash drives, and other hardware that contains confidential information. There is a maximum of two bags or boxes per person for this FREE event.