Mar 11, 2021 The top 5 pandemic-related scams you need to know about

Are we more vulnerable to fraud due to the pandemic? We would argue yes, as fraudsters have become more intrusive and are very skillful at deciding who to target. Criminals have always preyed on those who may be showing signs of perceived weakness. Those experiencing isolation as we enter into year two of the pandemic and others who are spending more time online shopping have not gone unnoticed by scammers. According to Interac, the most commonly-reported scams happen over the phone (27%), via email (23%) and text scams (20%). Yet let’s be clear, these aren’t your everyday scams, fraudsters have gotten more sophisticated and we all need to stay alert. Here is what you need to watch out for 1.

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Apr 16, 2020 Coping with Loneliness During Self-Isolation

The recent outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 has a lot of people self-isolating. While necessary to curb the spread of the disease, self-isolation can lead to people feeling cut off from society, like they’ve lost their routine, or are being forced to take time out from important relationships. If you’re self-isolating, you’re not alone; thousands of people are taking this important measure. This article will show you ways that you can combat loneliness while following self-isolation rules. Self-isolation vs. social distancing Self-isolation is a precautionary measure that’s meant to benefit society by removing carriers and potential carriers of COVID-19 from the general population in order to protect the safety of the most vulnerable. It means removing yourself from the general population by staying at…

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Mar 17, 2020 Here For You ─ Information About COVID-19

We are here to help our customers in good times and be resilient in bad times. As we all face uncertainty, our priority is to be here for you, our customers and for our employees, as well as the communities where we live and work when you need us most.  We are closely following the guidance of reputable health and government authorities such as the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the Public Health Agency of Canada and local public health officials to inform our decisions. In these challenging times, as COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving pandemic, we leverage the strength and knowledge of our organization in executing best practices to mitigate risks and deliver on promises. Now, more than ever, we…

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