Identity Fraud

Identity fraud is when a victim’s personal information is stolen.

Now it’s your turn!

Identity Fraud Clues
  • You are not receiving all of your regular mail or bills.
  • You notice suspicious activity on your banking statements.
  • You receive letters stating that you have either been approved or denied credit that you did not request.
  • You notice account applications on your credit report that you never requested.
  • Creditors or collection agencies phone you about accounts you do not have.
  • You are receiving bills from service providers that you do not use.
Identity Fraud Defence
  • Do not engage with strange emails, phone calls, or mail that ask for personal or financial information.
  • Be wary of who you give your social insurance number to.
  • Do not click links, open attachments, or reply to strange emails.
  • Refrain from using automatic login features.
  • Create strong passwords.
  • Be cautious of what you send through email or social media.
  • Check your credit report yearly.

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