Halifax Takes a Stand for Fraud Prevention Month

By electronic recycling association April 3, 2024

In a collaborative effort to combat fraud and safeguard personal data, the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) partnered with the Halifax Regional Police for a special event on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024. Held in honor of Fraud Prevention Month, the event aimed to raise awareness about the importance of securely recycling electronic devices to prevent fraud and identity theft.

With the proliferation of electronic devices in our daily lives, the risk of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands has never been greater. From smartphones to laptops, these devices often contain a treasure trove of personal information, making them prime targets for cybercriminals. Recognizing this threat, the ERA and the Halifax Regional Police joined forces to provide the community with a valuable opportunity to dispose of their old or unused electronics safely.

At the heart of the event was a commitment to securely recycle electronic devices and destroy personal data. Individuals were encouraged to bring in a wide range of electronic items, including hard drives, computers, laptops, phones, tablets, tapes, and other small gadgets containing sensitive information. By responsibly disposing of these devices, attendees not only decluttered their homes but also took a proactive step towards protecting their personal information.


The presence of the Electronic Recycling Association ensured that all collected electronics would be handled with the utmost care and security. Accepted items included not only consumer electronics like gaming consoles, iPods, and stereo equipment but also desktop computers, laptops, printers, peripherals, servers, and software. By partnering with a reputable organization dedicated to environmentally friendly e-waste management, attendees could trust that their devices would be disposed of responsibly.

In addition to electronic recycling services, the event provided an invaluable opportunity for the community to engage directly with law enforcement. Representatives from the Halifax Regional Police were on hand to answer questions and offer practical tips for protecting personal information. From safeguarding passwords to recognizing common fraud schemes, attendees received firsthand knowledge from experts in the field, empowering them to take proactive measures against cybercrime.

The collaboration between the ERA and the Halifax Regional Police underscored the importance of community engagement in combating fraud. By coming together to address this pressing issue, Halifax residents demonstrated their commitment to creating a safer, more secure environment for all. The success of the event would not have been possible without the support of the Halifax community, whose participation and enthusiasm made it a success.

The ERA extended its heartfelt thanks to the Halifax Regional Police and the community for their support. By working together, we can continue to raise awareness about the importance of electronic recycling and fraud prevention, ensuring a brighter, safer future for all. With events like these, Halifax is taking a proactive stance against fraud, shredding the risks and protecting what matters most: our personal information.