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Romance Scams: Protect yourself from online investment fraud

The new love interest you have been texting over the last few months – the one you met on social media – has had to cancel your online video date due to a work emergency. You’re disappointed because this is a recurring pattern. But, you push aside your feelings of frustration. After all, this person has been helping you learn…
top crypto scams 2024
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Top 3 crypto scams of 2024: Protect yourself from social media, romance and recovery room scams

2023 was a year that saw the crypto industry marred by controversy. Beginning with the collapse of FTX to the more recent money laundering charges against Binance’s Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, there have been many scandals and frauds plaguing the industry. As we move into 2024, crypto scams continue to be a pressing issue worldwide, including in Canada. The Alberta Securities…
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How to recognize the red flags of an unsolicited investment offer

Criminals frequently use digital channels to deploy investment scams that rob Canadians of their hard-earned money every year. According to a survey by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Canadians lost more than $161.4 million to investment scams in just the first six months of 2023. While these losses are expected to surpass 2022’s total of $305.4 million, the CAFC estimates that…
Piggy nest egg
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Four steps to building financial resiliency into your investing journey

For many new and experienced investors, it can be challenging to invest and work to achieve financial goals while managing the rising costs of daily life. However, developing certain behaviours and processes in relation to your money can help you stay on track as well as build your financial resiliency. These steps hopefully mitigate stress and help you weather the…
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Three tips to becoming a better investor this fall

October marks Investor Education Month, a time when Canadians are reminded to strengthen their investment literacy. Whether you are a new or experienced investor, refreshing yourself with our top tips and the fundamentals of wise investing can help you avoid poor performance, common mistakes and fraud. Consider where you are getting your investing advice Investors today are inundated with news,…
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Artificial intelligence: What to consider before using it for investing

Artificial intelligence (AI) has gained significant traction across various industries, including financial markets, promising increased efficiency and data analyzation. AI has also found a prominent role in our day-to-day lives, being used to enhance search engines capabilities and in AI-enhanced chat bots that deliver answers to questions or requests based on data sets that they are trained on. With the…