Competition Bureau Canada

Competition Bureau Canada

March 05, 2012 09:52 ET

Media Advisory: Competition Bureau Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2012) - The Competition Bureau is organizing a series of panel discussions as part of its 2012 Fraud Prevention Month initiatives. The Ottawa discussion will present a panel of experts who will share their knowledge and offer practical advice on how to avoid some popular schemes and fraudulent offers-such as free-offer, debt-relief, antivirus software sales, and job opportunity scams. The panels will address emerging threats and the risks Canadians face when transacting in the online and mobile environments.

Guest speakers include Dr. Michael Geist, law professor at University of Ottawa, Sgt. Robert Moore, Commercial Crime Branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Keith McIntosh, Senior Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, and Lisa Campbell, Deputy Commissioner, Fair Business Practices Branch, Competition Bureau.

Date: March 6, 2012
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Desmarais Building, Room 12110, University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario

Additional information on the panel:

Media are invited to attend the panel discussion that will also touch on practical strategies for fighting fraud and raising awareness so that Canadians can avoid falling victims to fraud. In the online and mobile world, consumers are able to transact at any time of day from nearly any geographic location at the "click of a button", making them more vulnerable to fraud. Key information, such as disclosure issues, terms and conditions, hidden costs, increase the risk of consumers not being able to make informed purchasing decisions.

Contact Information

  • Gabrielle Tasse
    Senior Communications Advisor
    613-282-4883