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Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016

You really want to go to an event, Taylor Swift is in town, the Toronto Blue Jays are in the playoffs, but tickets are hard to come by.
You start your search and find a great deal. You and your friends make plans for a big night, but when you show up you find out the truth. Your tickets are fake.
While there are legitimate tickets for sale on various Internet sites by people who can no longer attend, there are many fraudulent tickets out there. It’s one of the easiest...

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Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2016

For the second week of Fraud Prevention Month, we’re going to talk about phishing. Not to be confused with fishing however, there are parallels. Criminals throw out cyberbait and hope you bite.
Phishing scams are geared towards getting you to divulge personal and banking information, usually through an email. A lot of work goes into the emails to make them seem like the come from legitimate organizations, but real companies will never ask you to share this information...

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Posted Friday, March 04, 2016

Robbie assumes his position as Tactical Flight Officer on Air2.For Robbie Suwary, a debilitating physical disorder is no limitation at all. It simply allows him to focus on better using his mind. Robbie, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is chasing his loftiest dream: To become a pilot. And, against all odds, he's getting closer to it every day.  The Grade 11 student is attending a private pilot program at Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham and has already clocked several thousand hours of virtual flight. He cannot walk, has...
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Posted Thursday, March 03, 2016

In order to develop the 2017 - 2019 Business Plan, the York Regional Police Planning, Research and Evaluation Unit has sent out a 2016 Community Survey to 12,000 randomly selected households in York Region.
The document was mailed out on Tuesday March 1, 2016 and the deadline has been extended to April 18, 2016. We want to let our citizens know that this is a legitimate document and we would appreciate your participation. 
If you have any inquiries regarding this...

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Posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016

March marks Fraud Awareness Month and every Tuesday we will be highlighting a different scam and tips on how you can protect yourself against fraudsters. We will also be hosting an interactive chat on Twitter the last week of March where citizens can have their questions answered in real time.
First, we’ll highlight the Telephone Scam. In this scam, someone will call your home in an attempt to have you send money or get you to divulge personal banking information.
A...

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