Detecting Fraud

Detecting Fraud


Frauds and scams are evolving all the time.  If you know the signs to watch for you will be better prepared to recognize the scam and may avoid falling victim to a scam.  Recognizing and avoiding a fraud or scam protects your own financial future.  You can also help protect others by reporting the fraud attempt.


Warning Signs of Fraud – Learn the red flags of financial frauds and scams.

How to Recognize a Scam Artist – Scam artists try hard to build a relationship with you so they can take advantage of the new found trust. Watch for these signs that you may be dealing with a scam artist.

Licence and Registration Rules – FCNB has rules in place to protect New Brunswick investors and consumers.  In many cases an individual or firm is required to be licensed or registered with us in order to do business in the areas we regulate.  Areas we regulate include mortgages, real estate, securities, insurance and more.  This page outlines these requirements and provides links to search our databases.

Is this a scam? – Sometimes it can be hard to tell a scam from the real deal.  If you’re not sure, ask yourself these questions before handing over your hard-earned money.


 

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Become a Master of Spotting Fraud (English)


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Become a Master of Spotting Fraud (Arabic)

Recognizing and avoiding a fraud or scam protects your own financial future, but it is critical that once you recognize a fraud or scam, you protect those more vulnerable by reporting the fraud attempt.

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