BBB, Capital One, and Fraud Squad TV launch a grass-roots effort to fight fraud

  
     
March 03, 2009

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Calgary, AB – The Better Business Bureau (BBB), Capital One Canada, and Fraud Squad TV have launched a new concept in Web TV that will broadcast weekly Fraud Casts from each of the 14 BBBs across the country. These innovative Fraud Casts can be viewed online at Fraudcast.ca, and will also feature interviews with real victims of fraud from local communities across the country. This grass-roots effort will empower Canadians with information, helping them to avoid local scams and enabling them to alert friends and family of fraudulent activities happening in their community.

“The BBB has long been a trusted source for Canadians in identifying fraudulent business practices,” said Doug Simpson, president and CEO, Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus. “Our partnership with Capital One Canada and Fraud Squad TV has enabled us to take this service to the next level by offering a new and innovative way to keep people informed of recent scams in their area. Fraudcast.ca and the updated Fraud Casts give our regional offices a new tool to help Canadians in their fight against fraud.”

Fraudcast.ca is an interactive and user-friendly website that also features one of the most robust fraud libraries in the world.

“With one of the most far-reaching fraud libraries I have ever come across, I am confident Fraudcast.ca will teach Canadians everything they need to know about fraud,” said Craig Hannaford, retired RCMP Fraud Investigator and Executive Consultant of Fraud Squad TV. “That information, coupled with our weekly news updates, will equip people with the facts they need to detect these crimes and protect themselves and their families.”

Fraudcast.ca will also enable Canadians to share their fraud stories by submitting comments or videos so others can learn from their experience. The website will also have experts available to answer fraud-related questions and provide the latest fraud and identity theft prevention techniques for Fraudcast.ca viewers.

“Fraudcast.ca promises to be an incredibly comprehensive source of news and advice on fraud and identity theft protection,” said Bill Cilluffo, president, Capital One Canada. “At Capital One, we understand the power of information when it comes to this type of crime, and this new website is sure to help Canadians stay one step ahead of the fraudsters.”

BBB, Capital One Canada and Fraud Squad TV are all members of the National Fraud Prevention Forum, and share a common commitment to prevent fraud by educating Canadians.

For more information, please visit www.fraudcast.ca, or contact Daniel MacDonald, Coordinator of Communications and Marketing for BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenays, at 403-531-8685 or Daniel@calgary.bbb.org.