It seems that every day there’s a new scam or fresh way of defrauding someone reported in the news. For those of us in the financial services industry, we know that maintaining the strictest security throughout our systems will help keep our members’ financial information safe. However, it’s also important for Casera members to understand their own role in protecting their money and the best way to remain safe is to be informed.

One of the best sources for up-to-date information about scams and frauds is the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. An arm of the federal government, the agency has a website filled with facts about the subject, valuable tips on how to protect yourself, and ways to report an incident if you’re targeted. You can access all the information at

Always be careful about providing confidential personal information, or banking or credit card details. If you find yourself in doubt, it’s wise to seek the advice of a trusted family member or close friend, or you can also call your neighbourhood Casera branch. When it comes to protecting your money, we want you to be safe, not sorry.

Best Regards,

Brent Thomas

Chief Executive Officer