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Nominations open for the Winnipeg Police Credit Union Board of Directors

Three positions on the Board of Directors will be on the ballot at the Winnipeg Police Credit Union’s (WPCU) annual general meeting, which is being held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

 

Each year, three of the nine board positions are up for election. This year we have two current board members who have decided to allow their names to stand for re-election. They are President, Gordon Gold and Director, David Kroeker. As well, the one remaining board position is vacant.

 

The Credit Union Board and Executive encourage all members to consider taking on the challenging and rewarding role of Credit Union Director. New directors require no special financial skills because an excellent training program, which all WPCU directors are required to complete, is provided. You need only be willing to learn, listen and exercise good judgement.

 

To hear more about what is involved in being a director for WPCU, feel free to contact either member of the nominating committee: Adam Cheadle acheadle6@gmail.com or (204)794-6593 OR Ron Smolik ronsmolik7@hotmail.com or (431)373-3663.

 

Those interested in putting their name forward to run in the January 2023 board election must provide a photo and a brief bio to one of the nominating committee members by Friday, December 9, 2022. If photos are required, they can be taken at the WPCU 300 William Avenue location by contacting Joseph at josephw@wpcu.ca or (204)926-3566.

Protecting yourself while shopping online



Some helpful tips for safe and secure holiday online shopping:

What to watch for:

  1. Fake online stores – Criminals create fake online stores that can mimic the look of the real website. By purchasing from fake online stores, you can end up with counterfeit or stolen items or you may never get the goods that you ordered.
  2. Scammers on Legitimate Websites – Large online stores like Amazon/Etsy offer products sold by different individuals or companies that might have fraudulent intentions. If a deal seems too good to be true it probably is.
  3. Phishing – This is when the attacker creates an email that tricks you into giving up sensitive information, clicking a link or an attachment. A good example of this is when you get a notification about a shipment, and you didn’t order a package.

Helpful Fraud Prevention Tips:

  1. Make sure that the site that you are purchasing from has a secure site/connection. To know that the site is secure check the beginning of the website address it should always start with https://
  2. Check the spelling of the web domain before purchasing – example amazon spelled like www.aamazon.com
  3. Do not use public WIFI for online shopping. Public WIFI is unsecured and can be easily hacked
  4. Ensure you secure your account and use 2 factor authentication whenever possible.
  5. Ensure that you monitor your transaction both on your Credit Card and on your bank account

If You Become a Victim - Notify

  1. Inform the local police
  2. Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501
  3. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
  4. The Competition Bureau at 1-800-348-5358
  5. Contact your credit reporting agencies TransUnion and Equifax.