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From the Optimal Aging Portal: Frauds and scams during COVID-19


Published: ​May 6, 2020

Criminals have viewed the current pandemic as an opportunity to obtain the personal and financial information of many Canadians. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has reported 766 cases of COVID-19 fraud that has resulted in losses of approximately $1.2 million. Older adults – who may have significant savings later in life – are frequently the target of frauds and scams. 

So, what can be done to protect yourself from frauds and scams? The Government of Canada’s Anti-Fraud Centre recommends a number of tips to protect yourself.

Read the full article here

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (, a unique online health resource created by McMaster University to support the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population, is highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.​ Read more.


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