Preventing fraud and identity theft among Côte Saint-Luc Seniors

25 april 2022

On April 6, in collaboration with Ms. Silvia Moldovan, analyst at the Bank of Canada, the community relations agents of neighborhood police station 9, Marie Christine Nobert and Angela Rankin organized a workshop on the prevention of fraud and identity theft specifically for seniors.

The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal observes that fraud by seniors by telephone as well as identity theft is evolving rapidly. No one is safe from fraud. Neighborhood station 9 serves the City of Côte Saint-Luc where one third of the population is over 65 (29%), a third more than the Quebec average (18%). For officers Rankin and Nobert, reaching out to seniors in this sector is therefore particularly important.

In total, more than twenty members of the Côte Saint-Luc Senior Women's Club have learned to be vigilant and put into practice a variety of tips in order to prevent and report any type of fraud:

  • In the case of a phone call, simply hang up.
  • If it is an email or a text message, do not reply to it and do not open the links, simply delete the message.
  • Victims of fraud should not hesitate to contact the police or go to their local police station.