Protecting your Financial Health During COVID-19

Elder Abuse Prevention (ON) Stop Abuse - Restore Respect - EAPO Webinar Series - Protecting your Financial Health during COVID-19.  Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.  Provided with an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter

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Elder Abuse Prevention in Partnership with Durham Deaf Services is providing an online Webinar with ASL interpretation.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all implementing critical measures to safeguard our physical health and safety. But equally important is taking the right steps to protect our financial well-being, particularly with the many economic uncertainties as well as the growing fraudulent investment schemes flooding the marketplace, preying on us all.

There continues to be an increase in the number of reported frauds and scams evolving around COVID-19. Investors and consumers must be informed of these fraudulent activities, promising "get rich quick" schemes or tempting people to provide personal or financial information, by clicking a link or on an embedded attachment, or even responding to a text message.

EAPO is pleased to partner with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), on this webinar, to share information with participants about the trending Investment Scams, including the Pump-and-Dump Scams, Work-from-home scams, and Fake Government Messages. Experts from OSC will share some strategic approaches to consider, before making financial investment decisions that are based on YOUR needs and not ones fed by fear or attempts at exploitation.

The session will include fraud alert videos to help you, the investor, identify and avoid falling for potential scams. Knowing about the scams and becoming aware of these fraudulent behaviours will help protect YOUR financial health and those most vulnerable in our communities.

Learn About: 

  • Overview of Investment Frauds and Scams related to COVID-19.

  • The short and long-term impact of COVID on personal finances, both savings and investments.

  • Strategies on making financial decisions to protect your "financial health".

  • Making informed financial decisions in current market and preparing for the future.

  • Prevention and safety tips to protect against fraudulent activities proposed online, by text messaging or email