Welcome to Grace Village’s brand new blog! We are excited to share with you our plans to publish a series of blog posts with relevant, important information written to help the seniors of our community and to enhance their quality of life.
- Scam emails that look like they come from banks, insurance companies, lottery / sweepstakes operators, the Canada Revenue Agency etc., all asking you to confirm credit or bank account numbers for refunds, personal information, PIN numbers to avoid having accounts frozen etc.
- Online health product vendors including those on Facebook, or any vendor with whom you have never done business, making amazing claims trying to get you to purchase and give your credit card number.
- Online requests from people claiming to be family members who claim they were robbed, need money to get home, pay for car repairs etc.
Advice from the experts:
- Never, ever give out your personal information, credit card or bank account numbers online to anyone claiming to be from your bank, the CRA, your family or anyone else. Never!
- Either call people who you actually know or contact them in person to validate any claims. If they ask for credit card, bank account or PIN numbers or for cash transfers online, they are frauds – even banks are not allowed to ask for your PIN number.
- Never open suspicious emails from organizations that you do not know, click on links in emails or download anything. Legitimate banks or government organizations will not ask you to click on links.
If you would like us to email you the full presentation, let us know by filling out and submitting the form at www.gracevillage.ca/contact.