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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Deborah McCoy – Is an investigative journalist and has over 17 years of investigation experience in both the private and public business sectors. Since joining CFN, Ms. McCoy has become a true advocate for victims of fraud and increasing the public’s awareness in fraud prevention.