March 01, 2023 to March 31, 2023

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 money@mcmaster.ca 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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