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What can you do if money is missing/stolen from a wallet?

I have found out just now that my mother has lost a decent lump of money (in my terms, $55 to $70) and it couldn't have just randomly disappeared. I am kind of concerned as my mother is and kind of ...
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Insurance for expensive items in carry-on moving from US -> Canada

I'm repatriating from the U.S. to Canada. My apartment is ending my lease on the day I fly out, then I'll be staying in a hotel for a while before moving to permanent housing. I have some antiques ...
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Somebody I haven't met wants me to open a bank account without having money, but won't tell me why. Is this a scam? [closed]

I've already bought her gift cards and sent the information online.
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Do financial institutions cover customers for cases of cybertheft?

No cybersecurity is perfect; accounts can be hacked at any time. If I find that a hacker has stolen the money in my bank or broker account, does the financial institution cover that; or is it my loss,...
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Do stolen share certificates belong to the thief?

If someone steals a $5 banknote from me, that $5 is effectively gone if I have no information about the thief. For all practical purposes, the $5 is no longer mine; it is the thief's. The thief can ...