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
- If it sounds too good to be true, remember, it is.
- Always obtain three quotations for work and check references provided.
- Never give out personal information on an incoming call.
- Shrew or otherwise destroy all personal papers before throwing them int he trash or recycling bin.
- Don’t carry your social insurance card or any other personal cards you seldom use in your wallet.
- Don’t let anyone pressure into making a quick decision.
- Don’t be fooled into thinking you will really get a big lottery cheque if you send an upfront fee.
- 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.
- If you’re unsure about a solicitation, go the financial institution, police department or the RCMP and
- 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.
Posted on July 22, 2014, in Lifestyle and tagged Colette Robicheau, financial safety, fraud, fraud prevention, Organize Anything, prevention, scam prevention, scams, Tips. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.