Retired Police Sergeant Bob Paterson works with The McLennan Group Insurance Inc. to develop and share practical, economical safety tips for Canadians 50-plus. To read and print more safety tips, and to view Sergeant Bob’s appearance schedule, visit SeniorSafetyTips.ca.
Prepapring to drive south this winter? If you’re not interested in the added expense of a second set of tires and rims, changeover and storage, All Weather tires may be the ideal solution. With their improved performance, all weather tires are growing in popularity among mature drivers. There are three factors to consider with the All Weather tire segment:
And remember: tire supply and appointments will be in high demand starting in late October / early November, so it’s best to think about your tire options long before winter arrives!
If you’re comfortable donating to a trusted, legitimate non-profit that respects you and your money, please continue. However, if you find yourself being approached by an aggressive or unscrupulous organization, follow Sergeant Bob’s easy two step program before donating your money or sharing any financial information:
To learn more about Sergeant Bob’s C.P.R. test - “First Aid” for Potential Fraud Victims, Click Here.
Sergeant Bob doesn’t provide investment advice but does remind investors – seniors in particular – to slow down and do your research before investing, especially during COVID-19 when scammers have been more aggressive.
This is a timely reminder, following an extensive RCMP investigation and January 2022 sentencing of two Individuals convicted of defrauding 1,900 investors out of millions. Even with the conviction, the chance of victims recovering any lost money is low.
It may sound simple, but alarm bells should be going off when a deal sounds “too good to be true”, such as the promise of high return with NO risk. Other signs to watch for include the advisor and/or company no being registered, any suggestion of insider information, and being forced to “invest now”.
Sergeant Bob recommends that you follow his general C.P.R. fraud prevention guidelines, and stop the investment process if:
• C – you are feeling CONFUSED • P – you are feeling PRESSURED • R – you are feeling RUSHED.
For tips on avoiding investor fraud and professional advice on ethical investing, individuals and investment firms look to:
Because of COVID-19, you’ll likely see changes to parking lots and signage as we adapt to pedestrian access, physical distancing, cart sanitizing, barriers, etc. Let’s take care of those who need our assistance whether it’s inside the building or in the parking area.
It should go without saying that the designated parking spots and disabled permits are intended to minimize discomfort and risk to individuals dealing with a temporary or permanent health issue. And yet, some drivers without the legitimate permit routinely use the spots marked for disabled parking.
When the appropriate charge is laid by police or bylaw officer, the common response is “But I was only in the spot for a minute”. This excuse is of no interest to the person laying the charge or to the person with a disability circling the parking lot in frustration.
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