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Winter vacation planning for snowbirds

White stuff on the ground already? In the blink of an eye, fall is gone and winter sets in. And with the changing of the seasons, we also see another type of migration — Canadian “snowbirds” flocking to the south. Here are some quick tips to help with your winter vacation planning. Snowbirds are among over half […]

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Be aware of the types of abuse that can affect older Canadians

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Seniors make up the fastest growing demographic in Canada. With greater numbers than ever reaching their golden years, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the types of abuse that can affect older Canadians. On June 15, we recognize this important issue with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Elder abuse can take […]

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March is Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month

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 […]

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It doesn't have to be tax season to receive fraudulent requests that impersonate the Canada Revenue Agency.

Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Canada Revenue Agency Scams

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 […]

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Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited, Insurance Fraud Protection

Insurance Fraud Prevention

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 […]

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