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tips to prevent real estate fraud

Tips for avoiding real estate fraud

As housing prices climb in many markets across the country, real estate fraud can become a much more enticing prospect for scammers. While it’s one of the lesser-known kinds of fraud in Canada, its impact can be devastating. There are two types of real estate fraud that may result in financial losses for home owners […]

What to do if you think you’ve been defrauded

Each year thousands of Canadians lose millions of dollars to fraudulent scams. Nobody is immune; it can happen to young people, teenagers, and corporate executives. Did you know that only 5 per cent of fraud is reported to the authorities each year? If you’ve become a victim of fraud, report it to the authorities regardless […]

Protect your elderly parents from robocalls

We’ve all received at least one phone call where a pre-recorded message plays, indicating that you’ve won a prize, your taxes are owing or some other penalty you need to rectify. Robocalls are made using an automatic dialer and are able to contact a great number of people. They’re used for everything: telemarketing, political campaigns […]

Keep your guard up: fraudsters operate year-round

While Fraud Prevention Month has drawn to a close, it’s important to remember that fraud prevention continues year round. Few areas of life are untouched by fraud. Romance, health, employment, tax payments, online shopping, loans, and tech support are just a few examples of areas where fraudsters like to focus their efforts, targeting youngsters, retirees […]

Vigilance for healthcare fraud

Be Vigilant: Healthcare Fraud Can Be Avoided

Healthcare insurance fraud is commonplace in Canada but there are ways employers and insurance companies can halt the financial impact. Perhaps the best way is through data analytics to see who the fraudulent ones are versus those who aren’t. It’s easy to commit, for instance the Toronto Transit Commission was involved in a healthcare fraud […]

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