Month: July 2019

Fake IDs used in $8-million scam

Fake IDs used in $8-million scam

 Modern technology is great, however it’s an unwilling partner in many a fraudster’s toolkit. False identification can be created quickly for use in various fraudulent schemes. The equipment required is fairly basic: just a little plastic card printer and photo-editing software. It’s scary that these realistic ID cards can pass scrutiny. CTV recently broke a story […]

Protect yourself from get rich quick schemes

Protect yourself from get rich quick schemes

Looking to invest? Don’t get caught up in something that looks too good to be true: something with lucrative – and quick – returns. Do your due diligence before committing financially. Global News reported on a Toronto-based mortgage firm facing two lawsuits after Peel Regional Police launched a criminal investigation. One investor indicated that he’d […]

Protect yourself from investment fraud with these 4 tips

Protect yourself from investment fraud with these 4 tips

Investment fraud is easier to recognize when you know what it looks like. To protect your money and achieve your financial goals, it’s important to stay ahead of scammers. You can minimize the risk of falling victim to investment frauds by spotting common red flags, including: High returns with low risk. In general, higher-risk investments […]

5 scams that fool even the smartest victims – protect yourself

5 scams that fool even the smartest victims – protect yourself

Think you can’t be tricked be the latest frauds and scams? Companies continually work harder to protect your data from attacks, but fraudsters are also working harder to access it, which can leave your personal and financial information at risk. Scams to Watch For: Home improvement scams The costs for renovations can add up quickly, […]

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