Member News

2022 Annual Meeting - Election Results

We wish to thank all members who attended the annual meeting held on January 25, 2023.

The results of the election that took place at the meeting are as follows; incumbents, Gordon Gold and David Kroeker were re-elected and Michael Sinaisky was newly elected to the WPCU board. Congratulations!

We also thank all those who put their names forward to run for the election

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
  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.