Direct Deposit – Have regular cheques sent to your bank via direct deposit.
Automated Teller – When using automated teller machines (ATM) be aware of who is around you. Do not make it obvious that you are taking out cash.
Shop around, always get a minimum of three estimates on major purchases or service contracts.
Be wary of something for nothing or get rich quick schemes. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is a scam.
Be careful of door to door sales people or telemarketing. Do not allow yourself to be pushed into buying something you don’t really need or want. Take a day to think about it. Read the contract, ask the salesperson to explain all the costs involved