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Financial Literacy

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Financial Literacy

What does financial literacy mean and why is it important? Financial literacy is the confident understanding of concepts including saving, investing and debt that leads to an overall sense of financial well-being and self-trust. It starts by building basic knowledge of money matters, which includes being able to save money, distinguish the difference between wants and needs, manage a budget, pay their bills, buy a home, pay for college, and plan for retirement.


Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention

 Cybersecurity is a team effort. It starts with you at home, then at the workplace and extends throughout our communities. There are new scams and fraud attempts every day so it is important to learn how to recognize, reject and report fraudulent activity online.

There are 20 security alerts you can set up on your account. This is an easy way to protect your money.

What to do if you are a victim of Fraud?

  • Report it
    • Call your Credit Union/Bank and inform them of the situation. 
    • Contact Canada’s two main credit bureaus: Equifax and TransUnion and ask to place a fraud alert on your credit report. 
    • Report to the RCMP if there was a theft of your funds.​​
    • Report to The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Contact Information: call 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website at
  • Have whatever device being used assessed and cleaned by computer specialists and change this device password

Learn how we are working to keep our members safe and how to protect yourself and your accounts.


Grandparent & Emergency Scams

Grandparent scams are on the rise, making it crucial to raise awareness and safeguard our loved ones from falling prey to these deceitful schemes. Learn more about these scams and how to protect yourself and your loved ones:


What are Grandparent/Emergency Scams?

Grandparent scams typically involve a scammer posing as a grandchild or another relative in distress, often claiming they're in urgent need of money due to an emergency like an accident or legal trouble. The scammer relies on the victim's emotions, exploiting their desire to help and protect their loved ones. They may ask for money to be sent through wire transfers, gift cards, or other untraceable methods, making it difficult for victims to recover their funds once they realize they've been deceived

How To Spot a Grandparent/Emergency Scam

  • Urgent Requests: Scammers often create a sense of urgency, claiming the situation requires immediate action and funds.
  • Emotional Manipulation: They may use emotional tactics like pretending to cry or sound distressed to manipulate victims.
  • Lack of Specific Information: Scammers may be vague about details such as the grandchild's name or specific circumstances, relying on the victim to fill in the blanks.
  • Requests for Secrecy: They often instruct victims not to tell other family members or authorities, citing reasons like legal issues or family conflict.
  • Unusual Payment Methods: Scammers prefer untraceable payment methods like wire transfers, gift cards, cash, or courier pickups.
  • Inconsistencies in Story: The story may change or contain inconsistencies if questioned, revealing the scammer's lack of genuine knowledge about the family.
  • Pressure to Act Quickly: Victims may be pressured to act fast, with the scammer discouraging them from seeking advice or verification from others.

How to Protect Yourself From These Scams

  • Stay calm and avoid acting impulsively, especially when the caller claims there's an urgent need for money.
  • Verify the situation with other family members or directly contact your grandchild or relative through known contact information.
  • Be skeptical of requests for secrecy or instructions not to tell anyone else about the situation.
  • Verify the caller's identity by asking personal questions that only your grandchild or relative would know.
  • Avoid sharing personal or financial information over the phone, especially if you're unsure of the caller's identity.
  • Establish a code word or phrase with family members that only you and they know.
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