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Press release from CNW Group

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

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Media Advisory - Visa to host fraud prevention seminar for seniors in Ottawa08:00 EST Wednesday, March 07, 2012OTTAWA, March 7, 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 Ottawa 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 13, 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 Ottawa will also be on site to provide additional comment and perspective.WHO:Gord Jamieson, Head of Payment System Risk, Visa CanadaWHAT: Visa's Fraud Prevention Month Seminar:Learn about steps seniors can take to protect 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 VisaWHEN:  Tuesday March 13, 2012, 10:00am - 11:00am ESTWHERE:Good Companions Seniors Centre670 Albert St.Ottawa, ONK1R 6L2 For further information: Matt Salvatore Fleishman-Hillard 613-288-3272 matt.salvatore@fleishman.ca Erin Sufrin Visa Canada 416-860-3869 esufrin@visa.com