More Canadians are turning to the Internet for holiday shopping than ever before – and online fraudsters are upping their game to take advantage of unwitting shoppers. Protect your financial information with our top tips for avoiding online fraud.
Seniors are amongst the most vulnerable in society – and their finances can be hardest hit by those with less-than-noble intentions. Whether you are a retiree or trying to protect your parent from masterminded financial pitfalls, here are some warning signs to abide by.
March is fraud prevention month. It’s an annual initiative to bring attention to what is a growing problem in Canada according to agencies like the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). Fraudsters are aggressively hunting for victims online thanks to the growing popularity of social media sites, unsecured public Internet access points and online activities like shopping, buying and selling, dating and gaming. If you don’t take the proper precautions, a fraudster can build a false identity that has the likeness of you.