Friday, 13 April 2018

April Fool's or Just a Scam - What's On Your Mind - April 2018 Edition

Most people enjoy a good joke don’t they?  Well in this day and age of technology we have to be careful we are not getting scammed.  Currently there are many scams going around and we have to be diligent in making sure we are not going to be one of the victims and become another statistic in the news.  

While the vast majority of people now have cell phones, the scammers have taken to using pop ups on your telephone that appear to be realistic.  For the most part, company’s such as Apple will never ask for your sensitive information to cancel a purchase that you did not make or to correct a virus on your phone.  You may even get a text message or email claiming something bad is going to happen unless you act quickly.  The acting quickly is to get you to provide information such as passwords, financials and logins.  

The best thing you can do when in doubt is to always exercise caution.  Deleting texts, not calling back missed calls from unknown sources, and if need be calling Apple directly and not using telephones numbers from a text  or email may save you a lot of aggravation.  We live in a time where curiosity could get you in trouble.  As with Canada Revenue Agency, these are not the kind of companies or agencies where personal information is expected to be given when it came unsolicited.  

Stay in control and make sure you teach your children what fraud could look like as well as listening to your children when they tell you what scams they are coming across.  We all need to pass the word around so we can all stay informed and make it more difficult for scammers to win.  Things will appear real so don’t get fooled.

Linda J. Levesque, CFP®, FMA, FCSI®
Sr. Investment Advisor
Director, Private Client Group
HollisWealth®, a division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.
Levesque Wealth Planning is a personal trade name of Linda J. Levesque

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