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Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. Support. Educate. Empower.

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1 Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. Support. Educate. Empower.

2 Our Services Our Accredited Credit Counsellors offer: Face to face credit counselling Telephone credit counselling Debt Management Program Our Education Department offers: Presentations/Workshop/Lunch n Learns Education materials Scholarship for Atlantic Canadian students Our Web-site offers: On-line chat Interactive on-line calculators Newsletter Twitter

3 What we see A snapshot of who seeks credit counselling (55+): 15% are aged % are 65+ Average 6 creditors The Leading Cause of Financial Problems Lack of money management and budgeting skills

4 Financial Abuse “Financial abuse includes all forms of manipulation or exploitation of someone else’s money” Government of Canada

5 Frauds and Scams On the phone On-line In person With service providers

6 How to Protect Keep your ID up-to-date Keep documents in a secure place Choose someone you trust and know well to help you with your finances Keep documents on who you lend money to

7 What to do Call the police Talk to someone you trust Keep notes on the situation Seek support Act

8 Questions?


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