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5 Signs of Identity Theft

With so much information being shared online, it’s easy for someone to hack into accounts and snag enough sensitive data to steal your identity. To keep your identity safe, it’s important to stay informed about potential red flags that could indicate a threat. Here are five signs of identity theft to keep an eye out …

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What is Smishing?

If you’ve started to receive random text messages on your phone from unknown senders, it’s important to avoid opening these. In this article, we’ll tell you why and explain what you can do to protect yourself from falling victim to a smishing campaign.  Smishing is where a hacker sends a text message pretending to be …

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5 Security Precautions You Should Always Take

With less face to face interactions occurring these days, fraud and identity theft is easier than ever to commit. To avoid falling victim to identity theft and online scams, you need to take certain safety precautions to protect your personal information.  Create Complex Passwords  The more complex your passwords are, the more secure your online …

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Am I Being Catfished?

Do you have a feeling you’re being catfished? In most cases, when people are concealing their true identity online, it’s because they’re running scams and don’t want to get caught. How can you tell if the person you’re talking with online is the real deal? If you sense there’s something fishy going on, here are …

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How to Identify a Business Email Compromise Scam

Cyberattacks and phishing schemes like Business Email Compromise (BEC) are becoming more common than ever. These happen when a cybercriminal attempts to impersonate an executive or someone within a company to get access to data and money. Though these may sound simple enough to avoid and recognize, BEC is increasing and becoming more sophisticated and …

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Am I a Victim of Employee Fraud?

Did you know that employee fraud and embezzlement costs Canadian companies hundreds of millions of dollars every year? Some businesses are even forced to close because of it. If you don’t want your business to become jeopardized because of a deceptive employee, there are a number of red flags to look out for. Follow these …

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Watch Out!: A PI’s Rundown of Scams in 2020

Over the past decade, it seems like scams have only increased in volume. The reason for this is likely caused by the increase in cellphone usage and online computer activity. Scammers have adapted to new technologies in creative ways. Scammers also know how to scare people into making the wrong decisions. So, what does this …

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Canadian Revenue Agency SCAM

The first day of fall is amazing with crisp cool air, and blue skies. After a busy day, I come home to relax and see an episode from CBC Marketplace episode named “Scam Centres”. I begin to watch and this is an all too familiar storyline discussing the CRA scam that has been going around …

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Private Investigators & Fraud Prevention with the WSIB

Private investigators often take on many different types of clients with many different types of cases. What you might not know is that good private investigators in Ontario develop relationships with different organizations. Some of these private investigators work very closely with an organization called, the Workplace Safety and Inspection Board (WSIB). The WSIB In …

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Private Investigators & Company Fraud

What do private investigators and companies have in common? They both aim to prevent fraud. Why? Well, fraudulent activities within a company cost millions if not billions in revenue across Canada per year. Real life examples of fraud include employees who: Try to claim medical insurance when they aren’t sick Steal company product to modify …

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