March is Fraud Awareness Month

2023-03-15 09:49 PDT

March is fraud awareness month. Fraud. It can affect anyone at anytime. Make no mistake, criminals are not your friends. Your identity cards and documents are extremely valuable to them. Collectively, this includes your banking information, driver license, birth certificate, social insurance number (SIN), debit card number, credit card number, vehicle registration documents, and passwords to your email and other accounts.

Over the course of the last year, we have seen 172 cases whereby credit cards and bank accounts were opened without the owner’s knowledge and subsequently used without their permission. To open such accounts, gathering information about someone’s identity is crucial.

Richmond RCMP would like the community to keep their identities as safe as possible. Prevention is certainly the best possible situation.

For further fraud tips and latest fraud news, please consider visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at:


Released by:

Cpl. Dennis Hwang
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189


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