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Electronic Recycling Association: Free Hard Drive Shredding for Fraud Prevention Month

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Mar 10, 2016 7:42:49 AM

Secure Hard Drive Shredding Offered at CrossIron Mills Fraud Prevention Month Event

The Electronic Recycling Association, Calgary Police Service and partner agencies are heading to the mall to educate citizens about how to recognize, report and avoid falling victim to fraud

Calgary, AB (March 10, 2016) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has partnered with Calgary Police Service (CPS) for a fraud prevention month hard drive shredding and e-waste collection for mall patrons and the general public. Visitors will learn the answers to all of their fraud-related questions, and safely dispose of their old electronics. Partners 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.

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Electronic Recycling Association: Fraud Prevention Month

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Mar 1, 2016 5:58:59 AM

Electronic Recycling Association – Fraud Prevention Month 2016 Launch

Community partners gather at the CPS' launch of Fraud Prevention Month
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225 Donated Computers, Harvey the Hound, and LOTS of Smiling Faces Coming Right Up!

Posted by Kristi Gartner on Nov 12, 2015 3:08:17 AM

Good News for High-Needs Elementary School The ERA originally met St. Peter School's Principal Bruce Campbell when he came to pick up a laptop that had been donated to the school by ERA behalf of an anonymous donor. While speaking with him, it became evident that students at the school were in need of much more than one laptop. Knowing this, the ERA decided we needed to round up more computers for students at St. Peter's to provide them with the technology necessary to excel at their schoolwork and be given the same opportunities as their peers. On June 17, ERA presented an assembly of children (between the ages of 5 and 11) at St. Peter School with laptops for 20 students to take home and share with their families. But we knew these kids deserved something extra special, so we called up The Calgary Flames mascot, the one and only Harvey the Hound, and asked him if he would come out and present the laptops with us. And, in exchange for just one three pound Milkbone, he did! We had to keep him hidden though, to ensure complete surprise. There is very little you can hide a six and a half foot bipedal dog-human behind, but we managed, and somehow not a single student spotted him prior to the big reveal.For the kids, It started off as just a regular assembly, and from my vantage point at the back of the gymnasium I could see more than a few distracted faces among the group (sorry Mr. Campbell....) Principal Campbell spoke to students about the importance of recycling and reuse, especially in regard to electronic equipment, and told the students that some of them would be receiving their very own laptops in just a few moments. Then, as the wheeled cage containing the computers for students slowly entered the gym through a side door, I started to see some heads turn and heard a whispered... "Harvey!" This realization spread quickly throughout the gymnasium and turned into a full blown frenzy as the famous mascot pushed a cart full of technology in... Please click the image to view the video on YouTube.

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