Protecting You and Your Family in 2016
In my years of travelling as an author, media personality, and speaker, I’ve met a growing number of people who share my concerns about fraud and identity theft. They too are looking to protect their family and friends, and find this an area of an increasing source of worry because the prevalence of these crimes seems to grow by the day. No doubt you’ve heard of a dizzying number of security breaches, had your own credit card shut down or worse, have been a victim of identity theft. When we hear about gigantic companies such as Target, Home Depot and JP Morgan (an investment bank in the United States), getting hacked, we wonder how we can protect ourselves when these corporation don’t seem to be doing a great job at keeping our information away from the bad guys. This issue, like the information age itself, won’t be going away any time soon.
So, I began an exhaustive search for answers, with the assistance of CPA Canada. Throughout the next year, I researched and interviewed experts all over North America. In 2014, we released, Protecting You and Your Money: A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft And Fraud. We’re really proud of this publication and were thrilled when it won a financial literacy award.
Equally concerned about this problem, my good friend Larry Berman (Host of Berman’s Call on BNN and Chief Investment Officer at ETF Capital Management), invited me out to test this information with his investor education event audiences. The response was unanimous – no matter what one’s age, net worth, income, or level of financial knowledge, it seems we all need to be better educated when it comes to protecting ourselves and our family from fraud, investment scams and identity theft.
As a member of the National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy, I can assure you that fraud is a big issue for the government too.
While the credit card companies will protect you against credit card fraud (that’s if you adhere to their terms and conditions), you and only you can protect yourself from investment scams, fraud and identity theft. But with such a broad, complex and growing issue, we know it can seem overwhelming.
That’s where our Round Table Discussion on Fraud Prevention videos and the plethora of resources contained in this micro-website come in. And to get the most up-to-date information on the trends that threaten us and our families, myself and ETF Capital Management assembled a team of industry and government experts. These individuals are empowering Canadians every single day by educating and protecting individuals and businesses from fraud, identity theft, investment scams and more. We were thrilled to have five experts share their advice, wisdom, experience and expertise. Please learn more about our experts here: Cairine Wilson from CPA Canada, Daniel Williams from The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Jennifer Fiddian-Green from Grant Thornton, Commissioner Lucie Tedesco from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, John Russo from Equifax and myself, Kelley Keehn as host.
Please navigate through our resources, view the full round table discussion or the edited version. If you have more questions, be sure to contact me at FightFraud@kelleykeehn.com.
ETF Capital Management teams up with government and industry experts to produce a micro website and video for Fraud Prevention Month. [...]
Canada's leading government & industry experts provide insights and strategies for avoiding identity theft, fraud and more.