Fraud

  • The Little Black Book of Scams

    A guide to protection against fraud First published by the Competition Bureau Canada. This reproduction is not represented as an official version of the information reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Competition Bureau.

  • Avoiding Investment Fraud for seniors

    Canada has a robust protection plan in place to protect consumers from investment fraud, yet it still occurs thousands of times a year. It’s a sad fact that no group is more widely targeted for investment fraud than are seniors.

  • Tips for Preventing Identity Theft

    In Canada the rates of identity theft and identity fraud are growing, with 12,739 incidents reported in 2012, 5% more than the year before. Even more alarming is statistic that victims of identity theft spend, on average, 600 hours recovering from the event - it could even take a number of years!

  • Emergency Scams

    In the typical scenario of an emergency scam, a grandparent receives a phone call from a scammer claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren. Callers go on to say that they are in some kind of trouble and need money immediately. They claim to have been in a car accident, are having trouble returning from a foreign country or they need bail money.

  • 7 Fraud Prevention Tips to Stay Safe & Secure

    At Nelson & District Credit Union, we want you to experience safe and secure banking that you can depend on year after year. As part of our commitment to keeping you safe, here are 7 smart and simple fraud prevention tips.

  • Identity Theft

    You may not be a real estate tycoon or have millions in the bank, but that doesn’t mean much to identity thieves. That’s because identity theft is often a crime of opportunity. Give a thief a chance to steal your information and he or she probably will, regardless of who you are.

  • 5 Tips to Stay Safe Online

    At Nelson & District Credit Union we look forward to serving you in one of our branches, but we know that it’s not always convenient for you to visit us during regular business hours. That’s why we’re happy to offer you online banking, so that you can connect with your money and access a full variety of member services anytime, from anywhere.

  • Phishing

    It’s one of the first things parents teach children: “Never talk to strangers.” But when it comes to electronic communication, identifying who the strangers are isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

  • Protect Yourself from Debit Card Fraud

    Your Member Card® provides you with an easy, convenient way to pay for purchases and get cash when you need it. Unfortunately, debit card fraud and identity theft are on the rise—and the more you use your card, the more you need to protect yourself.

  • Increased Security with Chip Cards

    It seems high-tech crooks have found all kinds of ways to beat the system from double swiping your card, to installing fraudulent pin pads and tiny spy cameras. But here’s the good news. With our new Member Card® chip cards, your chances of becoming a debit card fraud victim are greatly reduced.

  • Don't be a Victim of Cheque Fraud

    Usually, the cheque sent to you won’t be drawn on an account in the name of the person or company that you have been dealing with. These cheques are counterfeit or stolen and altered. They will be returned to your account unpaid and the full amount will be deducted from your account. Fraudulent cheques can be returned unpaid weeks or even months after deposit.

  • How to Give Without Being Taken

    Charity may begin at home but the principle of caveat emptor (buyer beware) always applies. You know how it is—someone knocks on your door or calls you on the phone asking you to donate to what seems to be a good cause. You want to give, but should you? It’s a sad truth, but bogus charities are one of the top scams in Canada, which take away much-needed money from legitimate causes.