COVID-19 scam alert and how to avoid them

Business Matters – May 2020

This month covers some best practices to protect your business during COVID-19 and electronic signatures: Management – How to avoid common scams during COVID-19; Taxation – Understanding COVID-19 federal government support; Technology – Understanding digital and electronic signatures; Wealth Management – Investment market update: What happened?   Management How to avoid common scams during COVID-19 Imran Ahmad, LL.B, LL.M As most of the Canadian workforce has now moved to remote work in response to the …

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Eight Tips for Preventing Fraud in Not-for-Profit Organizations

Eight Tips for Preventing Fraud in Not-for-Profit Organizations

Many organizations feel that, due to their small size, they are not susceptible to fraud. Unfortunately, this is not true. Even the smallest of organizations have been, and can be, targets of fraud. In fact, smaller organizations have disproportionately large losses from asset misappropriation, and are much less likely to recover from a fraud. This is due to the fact that they often employ friends, family and other “trusted individuals,” and rely on trust rather …

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Beware of telephone scams

Beware of New Telephone Scams

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is noting an increase in telephone scams where the caller claims to be from the CRA but is not, and is asking Canadians to beware—these calls are fraudulent and could result in identity and financial theft. The following article is based on information from the CRA website. Some recent telephone scams involve threatening taxpayers or using aggressive and forceful language to scare them into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Victims receive …

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Business Matters - February 2020

Business Matters – February 2020

 This month covers some best practices to protect your business and legitimate tax planning: Digital Management – Cyber Security: Mitigating the Risks to Cyber Attacks; Finance – Your Credit Score – What Does It Mean? Management – Protecting Your Business From Identity Theft; Taxation – Tax and Ethics.   Digital Management Cyber Security: Mitigating the Risks to Cyber Attacks Cory Bayly, MBA Cyber attacks come in a variety of forms and with a variety of …

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Internal Controls

Internal Controls even the Smallest Business can Implement

We’ve all heard the term “internal control.” Simply put, it involves anything that controls risks to a company, by ensuring reliable financial reporting, and compliance with laws, regulations and policies. Implementing suitable internal controls in larger companies with a large management team is seldom an issue. For smaller companies with only a few staff it can be far more challenging, if not almost impossible. So what can these companies do to reduce the opportunities for …

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