by Scott Ronalds
We’ve all had the email from a prince in a faraway land asking for help in transferring his money to Canada, for which he’ll reward us handsomely. It was easy to pick off as a scam. But fraudsters have become much more sophisticated. Voice cloning, fake QR codes, and home improvement scams are just some of the cons these days that have a very professional look and feel. Needless to say, the consequences of taking the bait can be severe.
Thankfully, there are tips you can follow and measures to take to recognize scams and protect yourself and your family from being a victim. In our latest Steadyhand Café, we spoke with subject matter experts Graham Webb (Executive Director of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly) and Rob Paddick (Deputy Ombudsman of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments) for their insights on this important topic. Watch the session in its entirety below.