The Electronic Recycling Association, Calgary Police Service, and partner agencies will be at the mall to educate the public about how to recognize, report and avoid falling victim to fraud
Calgary, AB (March 17, 2018) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has partnered once again with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) for a fraud prevention month awareness day at CrossIron Mills Mall. The ERA will be shredding hard drives and collecting e-waste from mall patrons and the general public. This will be a day to educate the public and supply answers to all of their fraud-related questions and safely dispose of their old electronics. The ERA will be accompanied by many partners who will have items on display to show the public what to be aware of, including evidence that has been seized in fraud investigations, examples of recent scams, an interactive fraud and organized retail crime quiz board and the Better Business Bureau’s scam tracker.
“Fraud prevention month is envisioned to facilitate conversations revolving around new scams and how individuals can minimize their risk of falling victim to them,” says Bojan Paduh, president and founder of ERA. “We help CPS ensure that citizens have access to the appropriate information to protect themselves from scams and data breaches. We are happy to offer free and secure shredding at CrossIron Mills and we look forward to answering any of the public’s unanswered questions.”
The ERA will be bringing a portable hard drive shredder to allow the public to shred their personal devices, free of charge. Devices that the public can bring include phones, gaming consoles, music players, stereo equipment, computers, handheld devices, printers and other electronic equipment that may contain personal data.
Media representatives are invited to attend and cover this community event.
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
10:00 am – 9.00 pm
CrossIron Mills – Booths will be set up near the food hall
261055 CrossIron Blvd,
Rocky View, AB
2. Service Alberta (Utilities Consumer Advocate)
3. Service Alberta (Consumer Investigations Unit)
4. Service Alberta (Driver’s Licence Fraud Investigations)
9. Bank of Canada
14. Crime Prevention
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About the Electronic Recycling Association
Established in 2004, ERA is a non-profit organization committed to reducing the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. ERA offers industry leading data erasure services, prompt and professional corporate pickup services and detailed reporting. With reuse being ERA’s top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and, if possible, refurbished for reuse. The true end of life items is transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. The ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through their comprehensive, Canada-wide technology donation program.
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Jessica Lifely, Business Development, and Marketing Manager
Electronic Recycling Association