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Protect yourself from fraud

​Identify it

Report it

Stop it 

Recognizing fraud isn’t always clear

Keep these valuable tips top of mind. 

Unusual activity

Report any suspicious activity on your account immediately.

How to stop fraud and protect yourself

​Browser & device safety

  • Always exit online banking using the logout button
  • Know how to spot and prevent a phishing scam
  • Always enter our website address in the browser yourself - never use a link
  • Keep your anti-virus software up to date
  • The letter “s” in ‘https’ indicates you are navigating in a secure site, in comparison to the open and unprotected ‘http’ URLs
  • Look for the ‘https’ when online shopping
  • Only download apps to your smartphone or tablet from a trusted source

​Passwords

  • Use strong passwords and change them periodically
  • Do not use weak passwords such as patterns or sequences, telephone numbers or dates such as birth year and birthdays
  • Disable automatic password-save features
  • Protect your password and be vigilant when using public computers

We protect your personal and financial information with best in class, such an encryption and Personal Access Codes

​WiFi safety

  • Secure your WiFi by updating your password and checking default settings
  • Be wary of conducting financial transactions using a public WiFi hotspot

​Safety offline

  • Always shred personal information such as statements, credit card bills, receipts, cheques, pre-approved credit applications and old income tax returns
  • Never sign blank cheques - only sign them once all the details are complete

​Sharing information

  • Check your credit report every year and report problems immediately
  • Be cautious about how much personal information you share via social network sites
  • If you’re unsure if a business is legitimate, DO NOT disclose personal information about your finances, credit cards, SIN or driver’s license

We’re committed to your security

Enhanced password 

Ensuring your security is paramount. We will continue to offer our members best in class security feature upgrades on a regular basis, as they become available. We are pleased to offer our members the additional security of choosing complex passwords.

The requirements of a complex password

Your PAC (personal access code) will need to be a combination of capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.

  • 8 to 30 characters 
  • Upper case letters (capital) letters. Examples: A,E,R
  • Lowercase (small) letters. Examples; a, c, l
  • Numbers. Example: 2, 4 , 7
  • Symbols and special characters, acceptable chararcters include: - . , # : ? | ( ) ’ | \ / @ $ !