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Welcome to Mastering Money, an original podcast from Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA Canada). 

This podcast is different from other financial podcasts as it will take a business to business perspective, speaking directly to financial educators as opposed to providing tips directly to the consumer. The podcast will bring up key issues, trends and tips as they relate to financial education for many different audiences. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect that of CPA Canada.

Mastering Money Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

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Welcome to Mastering Money, an original podcast from Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA Canada). 

This podcast is different from other financial podcasts as it will take a business to business perspective, speaking directly to financial educators as opposed to providing tips directly to the consumer. The podcast will bring up key issues, trends and tips as they relate to financial education for many different audiences. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect that of CPA Canada.

    S9 E06: Taxing Troubles: The Hidden Impact of Evasion – The Great Heist

    S9 E06: Taxing Troubles: The Hidden Impact of Evasion – The Great Heist

    Are tax evasion and tax fraud the same? How do they impact the lives of Canadians? This episode will discuss the alarming consequences of tax illegal practices and the effective solutions to combat them.
    Hear from John Oakey, Chartered Professional Accountants CPA Canada’s VP Tax, on challenges and solutions while dealing with taxing troubles.
    Key Takeaways:
    Learn the difference between tax fraud and tax evasion
    Find out more about individual forms of tax evasion
    Learn how tax evasion hurts individual Canadians and businesses.
    Additional Resources:
    Reporting suspected tax or benefit cheating in Canada: Overview – Government of Canada
    Report offshore tax cheating: Overview – Government of Canada
    How to report CRB fraud to CRA – CRB Canada
    2022+ Underground Economy Strategy – Government of Canada
    Tax evasion, understanding the consequences – Government of Canada
    Enforcement notifications: compliance actions – Government of Canada
    Tax blog
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    The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

    • 40 min
    S9 E05: Protecting Your Castle – Safeguarding Against Fraudulent Property Sales

    S9 E05: Protecting Your Castle – Safeguarding Against Fraudulent Property Sales

    You’ve heard the horror stories in the news: a family leaves for vacation and on their return someone has sold their house out from under them. Or, maybe they find that somebody has applied for a mortgage in their name.
    Who can fall victim to fraudulent property sales? In this eye-opening episode, we delve into a world where both lenders and homeowners can unknowingly become victims of deceit.
    In this episode, Jennifer Fiddian-Green, Partner, National Advisory Services, Forensics, Grant Thornton LLP, discusses the tactics used by scammers to initiate property fraud and the preventive actions that you can take to safeguard your assets.
    Key takeaways:
     Understand the mechanics of fraudulent property sales.
    Learn common tactics used by fraudsters to initiate fraudulent property transfers.
    Learn precautionary actions property owners can take to minimize the risk of property fraud.
    Find out what legal protections and remedies are available to victims of fraudulent property transfers.
    Additional Resources:
    Watch Out for Mortgage Fraud – Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario
    Mortgage Fraud: What You Need to Know – CMHC
    Protecting You and Your Money: A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud
    Identity Theft and Fraud – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
    Place a Fraud Alert or Active Duty Alert – Equifax®
    Fraud Victims Resources – TransUnion Canada
    FCT – Property Owners – Title Fraud
    How Organized Crime has Mortgaged or Sold at Least 30 GTA Homes Without Owners' Knowledge – CBC News
    Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft – Government of Canada
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    The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

    • 50 min
    S9 E04: Surviving the Shadows – Street Crimes and Robbery

    S9 E04: Surviving the Shadows – Street Crimes and Robbery

    Street robbery can have a lasting impact on individuals and their loved ones both financially and emotionally. In this episode, we discuss practical tips on how to protect yourself and how to deal with the aftermath of a street robbery to regain control over both the emotional and financial aspects of your life, such as why it’s imperative to make a police report.
    We speak with Li Zhang, Director, Financial Literacy, at CPA Canada, as she talks about her experience with street robbery and the steps that she had taken to deal with the aftermath of the incident.
    Key Takeaways:
    Learn how and why it’s necessary to make a report when you’re the victim of a crime.
    How to regain control of your life again after being robbed
    How to process your emotions and trauma to recover from your experience
    Additional Resources:
    Report a Lost or Stolen Card – Visa
    What to do if you're a victim of fraud – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
    Reporting fraud, abuse or misuse – Government of Canada
    Online Crime Reporting – Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    Street Robbery Safety – Toronto Police Service
    Ontario Provincial Police – Online Reporting
    Robbery – Toronto Police Service Public Safety Data Portal
    How to avoid or recover from identity theft – Ontario
    Resolving an unauthorized transaction – Government of Canada
    How to Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud – RBC Royal Bank
    Mastercard Fraud Protection & Security For Merchants – Report Fraud
    Damaged, Lost or Stolen Credit Card – TD Canada Trust
    Credit card fraud – Government of Canada
    4 Steps to Take if Your Credit Card is Lost – Equifax Canada
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    The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.
     

    • 55 min
    S9 E03: Love, Lies, and Illusions – Unveiling Romance Scams and Money Mule Tactics

    S9 E03: Love, Lies, and Illusions – Unveiling Romance Scams and Money Mule Tactics

    Love is a many-splendored thing, but it can turn into a nightmare when entangled with romantic catfishing scams. Certain people, such as aging, lonely seniors can fall victim to these kinds of scams and unwittingly become a money mule for thieves.
    Join Jeff Horncastle, Acting Client and Communications Outreach Officer at Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to know more on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling victim to romantic schemes.
    Key Takeaways:
    Learn the red flags that may indicate a romance scam to protect you and your loved ones
    Learn how criminals may use AI tools to manipulate their potential victims.
    Learn who are most vulnerable to online romance scams
    Additional Resources:
    Romance – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
    Report Fraud and Cybercrime – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
    Money Mule Awareness – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
    The Daily – Self-Reported Fraud in Canada, 2019
    Investment – Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
    4 top Scams Currently Making the Rounds – and How to Avoid Them
    How to Google Reverse Image Search From iPhone, Android, or Desktop – Business Insider
    TinEye – Reverse Image Search
    What Are Deepfakes? How to Spot Fake AI Audio and Video – Business Insider
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    The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

    • 24 min
    S9 E02: Cryptocurrency Scams – The Digital Deception

    S9 E02: Cryptocurrency Scams – The Digital Deception

    This episode explores the intricate world of cryptocurrency scams, key red flags, and strategies to protect oneself from falling prey to these schemes.
    Join our experts Charlie Pettypiece, Senior Investigation Counsel in the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission and Dena Staikos, Manager in the Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, to learn more about Identifying warning signs of potential cryptocurrency scams and safe investing practices in the crypto market.
    Key Takeaways:
    Learn all about digital assets and crypto asset trading platforms to get started on your crypto journey
    Learn why cryptocurrencies attract people and why it is crucial these assets are regulated
    Learn how to protect yourself when investing into crypto – and what red flags you need to look out for
    Additional Resources:
    Get Smarter About Crypto
    QuadrigaCX – A Review by Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission
    Registered Crypto Asset Trading Platforms – OSC
    Crypto Trading Platforms Authorized to do Business with Canadians – Canadian Securities Administrators
    Red Flags of Crypto Fraud
    How Alameda, FTX’s Sister Firm, Brought the Crypto Exchange Down – The New York Times
    FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Convicted of Defrauding Cryptocurrency Customers – CBC News
    Crypto Quiz
    Crypto Survey
    Investing Academy
    How to spot & avoid crypto scams
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    “The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada or Ontario Securities Commission. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.”

    • 45 min
    S9 E01: Money Laundering – The Hidden Trail

    S9 E01: Money Laundering – The Hidden Trail

    Increased risks of fraud scams leading to money laundering have intensified as we step further into the digital era. As our financial institutions become more digitized, so increases a fraudster’s ability to generate and move illicit funds anonymously and instantaneously.
    What is money laundering? How has it evolved? How can it affect you? In this episode, we dive into the complexities of money laundering, exploring its impact on society, businesses, and individuals. We will also discuss governmental measures and initiatives to counteract these challenges and how you can report suspicious financial activities.
    Join Terence Karacsony, CPA, CA, CFF, MFAcc Senior Manager in the Valuations, Forensics and Litigation Support practice of the Winnipeg Office of MNP LLP and Sarah Mulhall Director, Regulatory Affairs and Public Interest at CPA Canada, as we discuss the multifaceted landscape of money laundering, its consequences, and the collaborative efforts necessary to address this global issue.
    Key Takeaways:
    Learn and understand the methods of money laundering and its illicit origins.
    Explore how the evolution of technology can be both exploited and used as a preventative tool against money laundering.
    Understand the role of financial institutions, businesses and CPAs in detecting, mitigating and preventing money laundering.
    Discover how money laundering affects business, society and everyday Canadians.
    Understand the importance of reporting suspicious activities and why individuals must report such behaviour.
    Resources:
    Anti-Money Laundering Resources
    Anti-Money Laundering Policy
    The CPA’s Role in Fighting Corruption and Money Laundering – Foresight: The CPA Podcast, Season 2, Episode 8
    A Governance Framework for Anti-Corruption and Responsible Business
    Other:
    AML Rules: Why You Need to Know the Meaning of Non-Compliance
    Guide to Comply with Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing (AML/ATF) Legislation
    Other Financial Literacy Resources
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    The views expressed by our guests are theirs alone and not necessarily the views of CPA Canada. This is a recorded Podcast. The information presented is current as of the date of recording. New and changing government legislations and programs may have come into effect since the recording date. Please seek additional professional advice or information before acting on any podcast information.

    • 28 min

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