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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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Debit card fraud is still a significant concern

How to Tell if Your Debit Card is Being Skimmed

Although CHIP technology has helped reduce debit card fraud here in Canada, the risk has not totally been eliminated. Debit card fraud is still a significant concern. Debit Card Skimming Anytime you swipe your card using the magnetic stripe you are at risk of having your card compromised. Skimming can still happen: at retailers who have […]

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Senior Scam March Fraud Prevention Month

Emergency or Grandparent Scam on the Rise

Winnipeg Police Service has seen a marked increase in the number of reports of the Emergency or Grandparent Scam. In a media news report released on March 12, 2014 they announced they are aware of 35 victims with estimated losses between $2500- $7000 per incident. What is the Emergency or Grandparent Scam? Typically, a grandparent or elderly person will receive […]

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