Mac’s Money Centre can help you protect yourself (and your money!) from scams and financial fraud
Anyone can be a victim of fraud, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t precautions you can take to stay protected. Fraud Awareness Month is an opportunity to empower ourselves to develop a stronger awareness of fraud types, scam strategies and more. Then, we’ll be equipped to identify and react to potential scams if we encounter them.
General fraud prevention tips
- Share your personal information only with companies you know and trust.
- Don’t provide personal information to solicitors who made the initial contact.
- Check your credit report once a year.
- If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is!
- Old statements, bills and credit/debit cards should be shredded before you dispose of them.
- Don’t be pressured by offers that are “available for a limited time only!”
If you’ve experienced a financial crisis due to a scam or fraud, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support and a review of your financial information. Also, the Competitions Bureau’s Little Black Book of Scams is a valuable resource.
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