Nora Spinks on Solo Dwellers & Sgt. Guy Paul Larocque on Identifying Scams

Mar 17, 2019

By Valerie Massie

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An unprecedented one-in-six Canadian adults is living alone – Whether by choice or circumstance. Statistics Canada found more than a quarter of Zoomers over 65 are solo dwellers – a number that’s actually declining in part because men are living longer. Nora Spinks CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family unpacks the trend.

And – Can you spot a real from a fake? Apparently, many of us can NOT! A recent survey conducted by Interac found 96 per cent were unable to identify a scam. And the Competition Bureau of Canada says Canadians lost 97 million dollars to fraud last year. That’s why officials are bringing us up to speed on the new and ongoing scams during this Fraud Awareness Month. Libby chatted with Sgt. Guy Paul Larocque of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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