Description of campaign:
Fraud Prevention Month (FPM) is a month-long annual education campaign that addresses the issue of fraud and helps ensure confidence in the marketplace. The 2011 campaign theme, Internet Fraud, was chosen due to a significant increase of online scams in recent years. The 2011 campaign was aimed at all Canadians, because people of all ages and of all walks of life are targeted by fraudsters. During this campaign, members of the Fraud Prevention Forum (Forum) - a group of over 125 private sector firms, consumer and volunteer groups, government agencies and law enforcement organizations - participated in various activities to emphasize the importance of remaining vigilant against online fraud and highlight some of the things that Canadians and businesses can do to protect themselves against fraud. FRAUD: Recognize It. Report It. Stop It.