March is Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month and local agencies are teaming up to help spread the word.

Kingston Police and Utilities Kingston want residents and business owners to know how to recognize, reject, and report fraud by sharing fraud prevention tips.

"Utility customers are targets for scams at the door, over the phone and through the Internet", says president and CEO of Utilities Kingston, Jim Keech.

"When in doubt, don't be afraid to shut the door, hang up the phone, delete the email or close your Internet connection. You can always call us to confirm the truth of any sales pitch."

You can call them to report an issues Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 613-546-0000.

Kingston Police say they too receive complaints about suspicious door-to-door sales people, as well as soliciting phone calls and emails.

If you ever run into a situation where people refuse to leave your property or if you become a victim of fraud and lose money, call Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.

You can also report any incidents to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.