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Frauds and Scams

Here are some helpful tips to protect yourself against frauds and scams:

  • Do not give out personal or financial information to anyone you do not know.
  • Be aware of inbound telephone calls. Do not give out personal information.
  • Be cautious of online activity. Be sure to check the legitimacy of websites, emails, and other online solicitations.
  • Protect your identity. Shred documents that contain personal information and use strong passwords on all online accounts.
  • Research any company before doing business with them. Check out the Better Business Bureau or other reliable sources.
  • Be aware of red flags. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Use trusted payment methods. If you are buying something online, use a credit card or other secure payment method.
  • Monitor your bank accounts and credit reports regularly. Watch for any suspicious activity and report it immediately.
  • Stay informed. Stay up-to-date on current scams and frauds by following news outlets and visiting Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca).
  • Report suspicious activity. If you believe you are the victim of a fraud or scam, contact the police and your financial institution immediately.