March 16, 2010
SAINT JOHN (CNB) - A fraud prevention exhibit featuring 10 organizations will be set up in Brunswick Square on Wednesday, March 17. The exhibit is called Scam Jam, and is co-ordinated by the New Brunswick Securities Commission (NBSC) as a public awareness activity for March, which is Fraud Prevention Month.
"We urge Saint Johners to come out to the Scam Jam and learn how to not become a target for fraud," said Rick Hancox, NBSC executive director.
The event will be in the form of table exhibits, and will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the centre court of Brunswick Square at 40 King St. Free information on how to recognize, report, and avoid fraud, including investment fraud, will be available.
The Bank of Canada will also make a presentation to mall employees about detecting counterfeit money.
Participants in the Scam Jam include:
For more information on how to prevent securities fraud, contact the NBSC at 1-866-933-2222, or online. New Brunswickers may also follow the NBSC on Twitter (NBSecuritiesCom), or subscribe on the NBSC website to receive e-mail updates on upcoming events, capital markets information and fraud prevention tips.
As an independent provincial Crown corporation, the NBSC oversees the capital markets in New Brunswick, and regulates those that sell or manage securities. The NBSC is funded by regulatory fees paid by those operating in the investment industry, including public companies, mutual funds and more than 7,000 registered individuals and firms.
MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Robichaud, communications, New Brunswick Securities Commission, 506-643-7045.