In Canada, March is Fraud Prevention Month

Fraud Prevention Month is an annual public awareness campaign held in March that works to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud by helping them recognize reject and report it.  This year marks the 12th anniversary of the annual education and awareness campaign that began in 2004 by encouraging Canadians to recognize, reject and report fraud.  Spearheaded by the Competition Bureau, Fraud Prevention Month is a unique effort that brings together 125 law enforcement agencies and public and private sector organizations to combat fraud.

ACTA has been active in the fight against fraud on a national level working directly with the Fraud Committee of the Association of Tour Operators of Quebec (ATOQ) and the IATA Fraud Committee to help travel agents become more aware of the dangers of credit card fraud as well as the tools and tactics that could be used to reduce their exposure.  During the month of March ATOQ and ACTA will be featured in the March issue of  Logimonde / Pax News and PAX Magazine.  The project is a joint effort to promote education among the travel agency community as well as to advocate for better tools so travel agencies can reduce fraud risk. Join us March 22 for a A travel industry discussion on fraud. Tips and tricks to protect yourself