Local partnership agreement attempts to stop fraud

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By Kayla Perry, Editor-in-Chief

On March 16, a partnership between Huntington Univesity (HU), Greater Sudbury Utilities (GSU), and Northern Life was signed in an attempt to help fight fraud in Sudbury.

The fraud prevention challenge was originally formed by the Huntington University Communications Studies student group, HUSC, and has since been endorsed by the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Originally, the students were tasked with the plight of increasing Sudbury’s awareness about the growing frequency of various scam attempts and fraudulent sales tactics, and to educate people about what they can do to protect themselves.

The official articulation agreement includes the distribution of the HUCS Fraud Prevention Pamphlet in the March 19 edition of Northern Life, as well as the official launch of a Social Media Campaign launched on March 11.

The HUCS student team included Ken Bonder, Emily Jago, Samantha Servant, Caitlin Stransky, Maureen Sheehan and Sarah Kaelas.

Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University, said in a media release published on March 11, “Huntington University is extremely proud to partner with both Northern Life and Greater Sudbury Utilities to develop highly innovative community-based initiatives to ensure that members of our community are safe, secure, and well-informed.”

For more information,  follow @HUCScommunity on Twitter, or contact Wednesday Watson, GSU Communications Officer, at 705-675-0511.

Photo by Kayla Perry
Photo by Kayla Perry