Fraud Protection for Seniors: Virtual Workshop with BCPL  

Bruce County Public Library will host a virtual workshop on fraud protection for Seniors. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 7 at 2pm. You have the option to attend online from your home or watch the presentation in person from the Port Elgin and Chesley Branches. A representative from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada will host the workshop. 

The Fraud Protection workshop is an excellent addition to BCPL’s lineup of senior-friendly events. It will equip seniors with the knowledge and tools to protect themselves from common scams and fraud in an increasingly digital world. The representative facilitating the program brings a wealth of experience to ensure that participants receive accurate and up-to-date information on fraud prevention strategies. 

Registration is not required, and the workshop can be experienced from the comfort of your own home. Email for a meeting link. Alternatively, if you wish to attend the program in person, you can pop into the BCPL Chesley and Port Elgin Branches. With a diverse range of programs, services, and materials, BCPL plays a big part in community growth. Library programs are always free, which helps overcome barriers that seniors may experience in gaining the valuable education needed to stay safe online.  

Digital connection is increasingly important to Canadians’ lives; BCPL has taken the initiative to provide ongoing valuable resources and programs that help empower seniors to stay safe online. In addition to the fraud prevention workshop, BCPL offers other programs designed to enhance digital literacy. These programs include Tech Coach, which provides one-on-one sessions with Library Staff on how to use online Library Resources or to gain help with everyday tech issues. BCPL asks that you contact your local Branch to discuss your concern and book a time. Another popular series of programs is Digital Literacy, which can cover various topics around tech, from smartphones, tablets and internet basics, and additional Break the Fake classes. These programs occur in a group setting and aim to help seniors and adults become more comfortable with today’s technology. Visit their online events calendar to find a program near you and pick up a paper calendar on your next visit to your local Branch.