Unfortunately, fraud and scams are still an ongoing risk in our day-to-day lives. Whether the bad guys are stealing passwords, creating fake profiles or posing as potential employers, these fraudsters have one goal in mind — to separate you from your money. Fortunately, there are ways to spot the risks and minimize the risk of […]
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Stay safe from online fraud with these top tips on how to protect your email, Internet browsing, identity and money from fraudsters.
We’ve all heard the stories of victims falling prey to all types of scams, from online fraud to fake lottery claims to identity theft. Victims of scams and fraud can be anyone, even you. Scammers target innocent people of all ages, backgrounds and locations. Sadly, people who fall victim to these scams lose thousands of dollars […]
It doesn’t have to be tax season to receive fraudulent requests that impersonate the Canada Revenue Agency. Because the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has information on all Canadian taxpayers, fraudsters try to impersonate the CRA to trick you into revealing your personal and private information. In addition, fraudsters will impersonate CRA to falsely demand tax […]
The Canadian Coalition Against Insurance Fraud defines insurance fraud as any act or omission with a view to illegally obtaining an insurance benefit — in other words, any action where claimants walk away with money to which they’re not entitled. Common types of insurance fraud include fabricated claims, padding of actual claims, and false statements […]
Did you know that 27% of Canadians believe that they have been approached with a possible investment scam at some point in their life? Or that over half of all investment fraud victims lost all the money they invested in the scam? Investment fraud is more common than you might think. And that’s why it’s […]
Forgot your wallet and just realized at the checkout? No problem. Now you can access your money and pay right from your smartphone with Apple Pay. What is Apple Pay? This handy, intelligent and secure technology allows Manitobans with a debit or credit account to pay directly from their electronic wallet — all with a […]
“Oh no, I lost my smartphone!” It’s a horrible feeling to lose a valuable piece of equipment, whether it was misplaced or swiped up by the wrong hands. Smartphones aren’t just expensive, but they are our connection to family, friends and work — filled with personal information and sensitive data including credit card details, contact […]