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March 2, 2020 Media Releases

March is Fraud Prevention Month

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.

To help raise awareness, we have prepared a video detailing what the Bank Investigator Scam is and how it can be prevented:

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. One of those events which we would like to mention today is:

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. We ask that you bring a maximum of two bags or boxes per person for this FREE event, please.

Last Update: March 2, 2020

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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