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NSLAP WELLNESS: Supporting Men in Getting Mental Health and Addiction Support

" ... [M]en often face stigmas when it comes to their mental health and/or addiction challenges ... Often, men suffer alone and in silence due to these stigmas. How can you help? Be aware of the signs and symptoms of mental health and addiction ..."

FRAUD ALERT: Bogus “Summons to court” email

An email purportedly being a “Summons to court” featuring potentially virus-laden links has recently been circulating – example here:

Sent: Friday, October 14, 2018 16:26 PM
Subject: Summons to court # 8760432

SUMMONS NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT:

LIANS releases annual report 2017

LIANS' 2017 Annual Report presents an overview of its activities and financial performance over the last year, and outlines our direction for future initiatives.

Read LIANS' 2017 Annual Report

 

The dangers of social media on your mental health

“There’s a darker side to how social media can affect us ... [a]ccording to researchers, the more time you spend on social media, the more likely you are to suffer from mental health issues.This is especially true in children and teens, however, prolonged and excessive use presents dangers that have become more evident in adults as well. Multiple studies have begun to focus on the disturbing association between online social networking and a variety of negative feelings and psychiatric disorders.”

Register today to save on LIANS' Fall conference!

Join us Thursday, October 25, 2018 for LIANS' 10th annual Risk and Practice Management Program conference from 9am-3:45pm at the Delta Halifax.

Early rate: $225+HST
(after Oct 17th: $275+HST)

FRAUD ALERT: Bogus Interac e-Transfer from “Bell Mobility”

Bogus Interac e-Transfer texts and emails purportedly from "Bell Mobility” have been circulating heavily of late – examples here:

Texts

"Free Bell msg: You received a refund from your mobility operator. Learn more: htts://uz-nx.co.uk/index2.tml"

"Bell Mobility: You have been overcharged on a previous payment htts://bit.ly/2xnh9w"

Email

Changes to how LIANS is reimbursed the individual deductible for paid claims

Effective September 1, 2018, we are changing how we are reimbursed the individual deductible when we pay a claim.

Pursuant to a regulation it enacted in 2002, Council imposed a levy surcharge on lawyers who had paid claims in lieu of the deductible. On July 20, 2018, Council approved a new regulation – Regulation 12.6 – that will permit our change back to the deductible.

Save the date for LIANS' Annual Conference: October 25, 2018

Join us Thursday, October 25, 2018 for LIANS' 10th annual Risk and Practice Management Program conference from 9am-4pm at the Delta Halifax. Sessions may be eligible to count towards your annual CPD. Complimentary parking included. Stay tuned to lians.ca for additional conference details and registration information

FRAUD ALERT: Phony "authentication" emails from various banking institutions

Very legitimate-looking phishing attempts purportedly from various financial institutions have recently been circulating – this example claims to be from "BMO", and arrives with a potentially virus-laden PDF attachment:

You received this email to let you know about important changes to your BMO Direct Line Account and services. You must synchronize your BMO Direct Line authentication device before it expires.

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