James had recently moved departments. His excellent administration skills and previous sales performance earned him the promotion and was viewed as well-deserved. His manager also believed that the resulting salary adjustment would be beneficial to him, seeing that he was in the midst of a divorce that left him in a financially vulnerable position. The […]
It never ceases to amaze me how callous fraudsters are. The following are a set of genuine emails sent between a fraudster and a mark (the marks name and email address has been changed) in an advance fee fraud. The scam started with Julia being advised that she had been awarded a lump sum as […]
Indeed, when the world is on the edge of chaos, fraudsters big and small have no scruples about taking advantage of people’s fears and vulnerabilities.
Fraudsters have used Covid19 to start a number of phishing attacks, targeting the public to get their personal information. These range from the government’s new aid schemes to the closing down of your streaming accounts when you need them most. Here we show a Costco phishing scam to show you how the fraudsters work. This […]
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 […]
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, […]
We all want our kids to be safe, happy, healthy and successful. One critical way to help them have a great future is to teach them about finances and how to take care of their money and savings. Here are three lessons experts recommend sharing with your kids. Protect your information Bank accounts and credit […]
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is encouraging Canadians to be aware of the signs of financial abuse of seniors as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, 2019. Through a variety of online resources and activities across Canada, the CSA, its members and other senior-focused groups are highlighting the issue and […]