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 […]
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 […]
We all know the adage that the only things you can count on are death and taxes. There are probably many more things you can rely on, but it’s certainly true that one day, every one of us will pass away. The need to file and pay taxes isn’t likely to go away, either. And […]
From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada It can be tough raising kids in a digital environment. Many of them use the Internet effortlessly, and easily adapt to new devices that connect to it. For many of us, these tools have become a routine part of our children’s lives, as they use […]
By their very nature, scams are designed to deceive unsuspecting victims. Now that you know, you can help make sure others don’t fall into the same trap you did. It’s important to report the incident as soon as possible. Gather Your Evidence When reporting a scam, it is important to provide as much information as […]