Learn to recognize common scams:
Talk to family and friends:
Encourage seniors you know to keep an
eye on their finances:
Tell seniors you know that it's okay
to ask for help:
Here are some
tips to help guide a convesation about how
the grandparent scam
can impact people
Talk to the seniors in your life about how to spot some of the more common types of scams – including romance scams, investment scams, and the grandparent scam. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is a great resource for current fraud trends.
Learn to recognize common scams
Provide family members with a few helpful reminders to protect themselves, such as being mindful of not sharing personal or financial information with someone over the phone or online.
Talk to family and friends about how they can protect themselves:
Suggest signing up for online and telephone banking so they can regularly review their account activity. If they have a mobile phone, suggest they sign up for text message fraud alerts
from their bank.
seniors you know to keep an eye on their finances
Remind them that if something seems strange or too good to be true, it's okay to ask a trusted friend for a second opinion.
you know that
it's okay to
ask for help
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