Every year more than a thousand frauds and scams happen in the Peel Region, making them a key concern for police and something members of the public should be aware of. It is important that you keep personal information private; here are a few steps you can take to prevent fraud or scam before it happens

  •  Never give out your PIN

  •  Avoid giving out personal information over the phone or to businesses you haven’t researched

  •  Be careful when buying and selling items online through website or news ads

  •  Check your monthly bank statements regularly

  •  Get a credit check once a year

If you are or have been a victim of fraud you should report the crime to your local police. Also, check out these links for more information- Peel Regional Police, Government of Canada, Consumer Protection Ontario or Safe City Mississauga which has a Neighbourhood watch program that is a good way to communicate information with your neighbours.