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GPWL949 - Credit Scores & Identity Theft (Financial Skills for the Real World)

This workshop will review the importance of credit scores and ways to boost them. You will learn how to obtain free credit reports and how improving your credit score can potentially save you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Common online scams and ways to prevent identity theft will also be addressed.

Note: This workshop is also relevant for international students & newcomers to Canada, as it covers the basics of how credit scores function and how to boost them.


Learning Objectives



1. Identify important aspects of credit scores, learn how to boost them, and how to obtain a yearly free copy of your credit reports.
2. Learn valuable steps to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do in case you are a victim.

Students attending the Budgeting & Expense Planning, Managing Your Debt, Credit Scores & Identity Theft, and Introduction to Investing sessions in full will receive an official FCAC workshop participation certificate.


Leaders Information



This workshop is led by Alex Gavrila.

Alex is pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience and is interested in risk taking, behavioural economics, as well as financial, scientific, and social policy reform. He is a Director at the Science & Policy Exchange and the Montreal Chapter Coordinator for the Institute of New Economic Thinking's Young Scholars' Initiative.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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