As Calgary recognizes seniors’ week, the Alberta Securities Commission has released 10 tips to help the elderly to protect themselves from investment fraud. Seniors are specifically targeted because scam artists know seniors are often home, are more likely to pick up the phone, and will be concerned about being rude and saying “no.” Mark Dickey with the Alberta Securities Commission says while many fraud victims will feel ashamed, it’s best to come forward and report schemes.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.