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Press release from CNW Group

Media Advisory - Visa to host fraud prevention seminar for seniors in Vancouver

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Media Advisory - Visa to host fraud prevention seminar for seniors in Vancouver09:00 EST Tuesday, February 28, 2012VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Seniors are all too often the primary target of fraudulent phone calls and email scams, and new survey results from Visa show that many are not having important discussions about fraud. To mark Fraud Prevention Month, Visa Canada will host a free fraud prevention seminar in Vancouver to help jump start the conversation and educate seniors about how they can protect themselves from card scams and other fraud risks.The seminar, to be held on March 5, will educate seniors about safe financial practices and equip participants with the tools and know-how to better protect themselves and their identities. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak with industry experts firsthand. A representative from Crime Stoppers Metro Vancouver will also be on site to provide additional comment and perspective.WHO: Gord Jamieson, Head of Payment System Risk, Visa Canada  WHAT:Visa's Fraud Prevention Month Seminar:Learn about steps seniors can take to product themselves from fraudstersSpeak with Visa spokespeople about the results of its recent Canadian-specific fraud and data security surveyLearn about Visa's approach to fraud prevention and Visa's multiple layers of security, including Chip and PIN, Zero Liability and Verified by Visa  WHEN: Monday March 5, 2012, 10:30am - 11:30am PST  WHERE: South Granville Seniors Centre1420 West 12th AvenueVancouver, BCV6H 1M8For further information: Jeremy Twigg Fleishman-Hillard 604-688-2505 jeremy.twigg@fleishman.ca Erin Sufrin Visa Canada 416-860-3869 esufrin@visa.com