Competition Bureau Canada

Competition Bureau Canada

March 06, 2012 09:34 ET

Media Advisory: Competition Bureau Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 6, 2012) - The Competition Bureau is organizing a series of panel discussions as part of its 2012 Fraud Prevention Month initiatives. The Edmonton 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 Prof. Kyle Murray, Associate professor of Marketing at University of Alberta, Sgt. Terry Schmidt, Edmonton Commercial Crime Section, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Larry Bryenton, Major Case Director, Fair Business Practices Branch, Competition Bureau.

Date: March 8, 2012
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Room 4-06 in the School of Business (C-6)*
University of Alberta, Edmonton

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.

(C-6)*: * (School of Business is in C:6)

Contact Information

  • Gabrielle Tasse
    Senior Communications Advisor