Ten Ways to avoid Becoming a Fraud/Scam Victim

Here are 10 tips from the Rotary Club of Halifax and the ABCs of Fraud Program to protect yourself, your parents and friends from
financial fraud.

  1. If it sounds too good to be true, remember, it is.
  2. Always obtain three quotations for work and check references provided.
  3. Never give out personal information on an incoming call.
  4. Shrew or otherwise destroy all personal papers before throwing them int he trash or recycling bin.
  5. Don’t carry your social insurance card or any other personal cards you seldom use in your wallet.
  6. Don’t let anyone pressure into making a quick decision.
  7. Don’t be fooled into thinking you will really get a big lottery cheque if you send an upfront fee.
  8. If someone calls or comes to the door offering a you a free prize but requiring some sort of advance payment, just hang up or shut the door. Emphasize to seniors that they do not need to worry about being polite.
  9. If you’re unsure about a solicitation, go the financial institution, police department or the RCMP and
    ask questions.
  10. If you don’t know whether you’re dealing with a fraudster or a legitimate organization, start your homework with a call to the Better Business Bureau or research it on the internet.

About Organize Anything

Colette is a Gold Leaf member of the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC). Through the Canadian Redesign Association (CRDA) she has received the designation of Certified Interior Redesigner. She is also a member of the U.S. professional organizing associations National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) where she has the Golden Circle distinction and is a member of Intsitute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD) where she is the first in Canada to receive her Certified Professional Organizer –CD (Chronic Disorganization) ®, ADD and CD specialist Certificates. Among her many distinctions she has also earned Level I certificates of study in Chronic disorganization (CD), Basic Mental Health Conditions, Learning Styles and Modalities, Basic ADD Issues, Physical Conditions, Client Administration and Understanding the Needs of Elderly.

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