Fraud Tips

Improve your fraud knowledge and protect your information with these tips:

  • Review your account activity regularly.
  • Change your passwords often. Do not use weak passwords such as patterns or sequences, telephone numbers or dates such as birth year, birthdays etc..
  • Check your credit report every year and report problems immediately.
  • Only download apps to your smartphone from a trusted source.
  • Always enter the website address in the browser yourself. Never use a link.
  • If you’re unsure if a business is legitimate, never disclose personal information about your finances, credit cards, SIN or driver’s license.
  • Secure your WiFi by updating your password and checking default settings.
  • Always shred personal information such as statements, credit card bills, receipts, cheques, pre-approved credit applications and old income tax returns.
  • Be wary of conducting financial transactions using a public WiFi hot spot.
  • Never submit your social insurance number through email or click any suspicious links. Visit Canada Revenue Agency for more fraud prevention details
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