Advancing technology makes it increasingly difficult to recognize fraudulent scams at first glance therefore it is important to be aware in order to best protect yourself against financial fraud and abuse.
The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) has a wealth of information available to help seniors avoid financial abuse and fraud. Here are their 9 tips to prevent fraud:
Remember: Your bank will never send you an e-mail asking you to disclose personal information like your credit card number, online banking password or your mother’s maiden name.
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on fraud and identity theft complaints.
Emergencies (police, ambulance and fire)
Montreal West Public Security (24 hour dispatch)
Police Station 9
5501 Av Westminster
Telecheck is a volunteer-run service whereby you can sign up to receive a phone call every weekday morning to check that you’re O.K. ( especially handy for those who live alone). There is a small cost associated with this service.
Fire Safety Evacuation Registration is a program for those living with a handicap or impaired mobility
Elder Law Clinic
Road Safety is for All Ages: