POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 89 Rotary ABCs of Fraud Program The ABCs of Fraud Program is operated by the Rotary Club of Halifax and sponsored by SCOTIABANK. The Program is a volunteer organization that provides free presentations to any interested community group such as seniors, church groups and community groups and associations. By the use of briefings, discussions, skits and handouts, we expose the audience to the potential of frauds and scams found in any community; we tell them about some of the frauds and scams currently found in our community; and we provide data on how to report frauds and scams to the police and other agencies. Contact: 902-460-8786 Email: Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), H Division, Commercial Crime Section The RCMP Commercial Crime Program, in partnership with the public and private sectors, is committed to educating the public on ways to protect themselves from economic crimes. Commercial Crime investigators are responsible for the gathering of evidence, interviewing of witnesses and suspects, compiling court briefs and reports, recommending necessary courses of action, and assisting with the presentation of evidence and the prosecution of white-collar crime offenders before the courts. This includes investigations related to fraudulent telemarketing and identity theft/fraud, securities, counterfeit currency, and the enforcement of specific mandated Federal and Provincial Statutes, both at the local and international level. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Federal Enforcement Section The RCMP Federal Enforcement Section’s mandate encompasses numerous federal statutes and regulations, including up to 118 federal statutes and 18 Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with various government departments. The Federal Enforcement Section in Nova Scotia focuses primarily on Intellectual Property Crime, Financial Loss to the Government, Environment Crime and Wildlife, and Public Safety. Contact: 902-869-2312or 902-869-2313. Service Nova Scotia Municipal Relations, Consumer and Business Programs The Consumer and Business Programs unit at Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (SNSMR) is responsible for certain Acts that deal with consumer protection. These include cemetery and funeral services, mortgage brokers, collection agencies, payday lenders, and other lenders that are not federally regulated banks or credit unions. If you are dealing with any of these industries and are concerned or have questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Toll-Free: 1-800-670-4357 In Halifax: 902-424-5200 Additional Resources: The Canadian Consumer Handbook offers information on a wide range of topics such as online shopping, contracts, housing and home renovations, identity theft, collection agencies, and much more, to help consumers build their buying skills. It even helps them with how to make an effective complaint. The Handbook is interactive and allows users to create a customized version (My Handbook) by selecting topics of interest to them and by customizing contact information by jurisdiction. Partners Against Fraud . . . Continued