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What to Do if You Lose Your Phone | Family Finance
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What to Do if You Lose Your Phone | Family Finance

Losing your phone can be more than an inconvenience. It can also be a financial nightmare if someone uses it to access to your bank account, digital wallet or other sensitive information.That’s why it’s crucial to act quickly to find a missing device before it falls into the wrong hands. Here are seven steps to take if you lost your phone: Call your phone. Use a “Find My Device” service. Remotely lock your phone and erase sensitive data. Change app passwords and log-in credentials. Contact law enforcement. File an insurance claim. Keep an eye on financial statements. Call Your PhoneIt might go without saying, but sometimes the simplest solutions are the ones most often overlooked.“Call the phone to see if someone picks up, as the person (who found it) may be eager to return it to...
Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain
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Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors are seeking an eight-year prison sentence and a hefty fine if she is found guilty of tax evasion.Shakira, 45, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a deal with authorities to avoid going to trial. Her public relations firm has said that she has already paid all that she owed and an additional 3 million euros ($2.8 million) in interest. The court, based in the town of Esplugues de Llobregat near Barcelona, said that Shakira will face six counts of tax fraud. The date fo...
North Vancouver RCMP release photos of alleged bail scammer – BC
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North Vancouver RCMP release photos of alleged bail scammer – BC

North Vancouver RCMP has released photos of a suspect in a bail scam that cost an senior “a large sum of money.” Mounties said the woman was targeted on Sept. 8, when the scammer contacted her claiming that one of her loved ones was in jail and needed to be bailed out.Investigators say the scammer came to the woman’s residence a short time later and collected the cash to be used as “bail.” Read more: Vancouver police renew warning after more seniors hit with bail scam Read More Vancouver police renew warning after more seniors hit with bail scam Police in the region have issued numerous warnings about such bail scams in recent months, with Vancouver police issu...
Edmonton police lay more than 160 charges in online fraud investigation
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Edmonton police lay more than 160 charges in online fraud investigation

A nearly two-year-long investigation has led to dozens of charges in connection with a series of online frauds. Edmonton police started looking into reports of marketplace frauds in December 2020.In each incident, a suspect responded to an online ad on Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji and, due to the pandemic, asked the seller to bring the item to a specified address for a contactless delivery. Read more: Defence lawyers to stop taking new legal aid files as dispute with Alberta continues Read More Defence lawyers to stop taking new legal aid files as dispute with Alberta continues The seller then brought the item to the address, left and waited for an e-transfer...
VA Shows Pitfalls of Government Health Care | Opinion
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VA Shows Pitfalls of Government Health Care | Opinion

In the fall of 2020, a patient in Augusta, Georgia went to the local Veterans Affairs medical center for a minimally invasive urologic surgery, according to a new report from the VA's Office of Inspector General.Less than two weeks later, the OIG reports, he was dead. The Inspector General concluded that there had been "multiple deficiencies" in the patient's care. Among them, his doctor allegedly failed to account for his history of chest infections and alcoholism.Sadly, this is just one of countless examples of the VA's failure to provide adequate care. And it shows why proposals to nationalize U.S. health care -- like Senator Bernie Sanders's bill to est...