fraud prevention

Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Telephone fraudster tricks Fraser Valley senior out of $44,000

Convinced by scammer her grandson was arrested and needed bail money

 

The senior was called on March 31 and told to mail the cash to an address overseas. (Pixabay)

B.C. senior scammed into sending $20K overseas, hidden between books

Vancouver police, in a coordinated effort with UK enforcement agencies, were able to intercept the mailed money

 

Police are offering advice to online shoppers in anticipation of parcel theft this holiday season. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo RCMP warn about parcel theft ahead of holiday gift-giving

Incident reported last week, police offer tips to online shoppers

 

After the Canada Revenue Agency made announcement of a cyberattack last week, the Better Business Bureau for Vancouver Island is offering advice for what to do if you were a victim. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file

Island Better Business Bureau offers advice in light of CRA cyberattacks

Changing passwords and enabling multi-factor authentication among tips by Better Business Bureau

After the Canada Revenue Agency made announcement of a cyberattack last week, the Better Business Bureau for Vancouver Island is offering advice for what to do if you were a victim. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file
Reminding seniors of the importance of not giving out personal or financial information to people you don’t know or over the phone is an important first step. (Submitted)

Tips on how to protect your aging loved ones from financial abuse

About one in 10 seniors are victims of consumer fraud each year: Canadian Department of Justice

Reminding seniors of the importance of not giving out personal or financial information to people you don’t know or over the phone is an important first step. (Submitted)
RCMP urge Nanaimo homeowners to be wary of door-to-door scam artists

RCMP urge Nanaimo homeowners to be wary of door-to-door scam artists

Police issue warning during Fraud Awareness Month

RCMP urge Nanaimo homeowners to be wary of door-to-door scam artists