“Fraudsters hurt Albertans and damage the reputations of honest businesses. They do not discriminate when choosing victims and target young or old, rich or poor, online or in-person.

“This is what makes Service Alberta’s consumer protection tools so important. With these tools, we equip Albertans to guard themselves against fraud, which ultimately helps to protect the lives and livelihoods of Albertans. Everyone should feel confident when engaging with Alberta businesses and interacting online.

“By working together, being proactive and encouraging people to recognize and report fraud, we can get ahead of fraudsters and prevent them from victimizing greater numbers of consumers.

“Albertans can call the Service Alberta Contact Centre at 1-877-427-4088 with any questions or concerns about an offer they’ve received or a transaction they’ve had with an Alberta business.”

Nate Glubish, Minister of Service Alberta

“This year marks the 17th anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. The month-long crime prevention initiative educates consumers and communities on how to recognize, report and stop fraudulent activity.

“Throughout March, Alberta’s government is partnering with law enforcement, business organizations, consumer protection agencies and crime prevention groups to host virtual events across the province. These events will educate the public on how to protect themselves against fraud, as well as promote fraud prevention tips with the #FPM2021 hashtag.

“By arming themselves with knowledge and reporting fraudulent activity when they encounter it, Albertans can play a role in improving public safety. Participating in these crime prevention initiatives will help Albertans protect themselves and their communities this month and beyond.”

Kaycee Madu, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General