Ontario police chiefs launch crime prevention campaign

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The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) will launch its annual Crime Prevention campaign (#CrimePreventionONT) today in Toronto. The goal of this year’s campaign is to encourage Ontarians to “Know Your Source” and protect themselves against fraud when making on-line or mail order purchases, purchasing products from private individuals, and being aware of growing sophisticated fraud and cybercrime-related crimes.

The campaign will also launch the OACP’s efforts to increase public awareness about “knowing your source” when cannabis is decriminalized later this summer.

A new Know Your Source booklet will be unveiled at this event. The booklet, which will be used by all police services in Ontario, includes information on:

• Tips for reducing the risk of victimization
• Protecting yourself from online fraud
• Avoiding tax scams
• Facts about lottery scams
• Facing the opioid crisis
• Campus community safety
• Stopping auto thefts
• Preventing break-ins
• Risks associated with illegal cannabis – CINEWS

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