Calgary, AB,

Citizens invited to safely dispose of their electronic devices

The Calgary Police Service is joining together with fellow partners in Fraud Prevention Month to educate citizens about how to recognize, report and avoid falling victim to fraud.

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, citizens will be able to speak with fraud experts and get answers to all of their fraud-related questions at Crossiron Mills Mall. In addition, the Electronic Recycling Association will be providing free hard drive shredding for anyone looking to safely dispose of their personal electronic devices.

Devices that the public can bring to shred include phones, gaming consoles, music players, stereo equipment, computers, handheld devices, printers and other electronic equipment that may contain personal data. For a detailed list of electronics that can be shredded, see the attached document.

Fraud continues to impact Calgarians on multiple different fronts, including through traditional methods and through more innovative ways. Consumers should always make efforts to protect their personal and financial information and be cautious when giving it out. Fraud prevention partners at this event will be able to help citizens identify the red flags and learn more about recent scams in Calgary.

Partners at the event will include:

  • Calgary Police Service’s Cyber/Forensics Unit, Elder Abuse Response Team and Crime Prevention Team
  • Electronic Recycling Association
  • RCMP
  • Service Alberta
  • Bank of Canada
  • Calgary Crime Stoppers
  • Real Estate Council of Alberta
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Calgary Chinese Community Service Association
  • Canada Revenue Agency

Booths will be set up in the hallway leading to the food court.