March is Fraud Prevention month and Lethbridge Regional Police are joining other law enforcement agencies, the financial industry and community partners to raise awareness and encourage people to protect their privacy.
Activities have been scheduled throughout the province to inform people about the importance of protecting privacy and taking responsibility for their digital footprint – the traces of information left behind through emails and other online activities.
Fraud Prevention Month kicks off on Friday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. in the City Hall Atrium with “Change Your Password Day.” Police will be on hand to discuss fraud prevention and offer password safety tips and advice. All media are invited to attend.
Creating strong passwords and changing passwords on a regular basis can help reduce the likelihood of someone hacking into an account to steal personal information or data. In support of “Change Your Password Day” everyone is encouraged to log on to their favourite social media site and change their password.
During each week in March police will be hosting presentations and events focusing on password safety at home, on mobile devices, for youth as well as a paper and electronics recycling opportunity. More info will be provided on each session prior to the events.