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 […]
Start now to safeguard your lasting legacy. You’ve heard the classic saying, “Death and taxes…” Nobody likes to discuss either, but these are two certainties in life. What’s also true is that the more we plan for both, the better off we are. We accumulate personal possessions, financial assets and even real estate over the […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Stay safe from online fraud with these top tips on how to protect your email, Internet browsing, identity and money from fraudsters.
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 […]
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 […]