Phishing Scam

Phishing is an impersonation technique where fraudsters send out social media or email campaign messages that appear to be from an organization, company, or government agency. These campaign messages may contain fraudulent links, fraudulent attachments, claim that you need to update your account, or that you have money that is waiting to be deposited.

Now it’s your turn!

Phishing Scam Clues
  • Be cautious of emails and text messages that are suspicious and contain spelling mistakes.
  • Remember that provincial or federal agencies will never send you money over email or text messages.
  • Beware of unsolicited text messages, messages received over social media, or emails that tell you to click on links or open attachments.
Phishing Scam Defence
  • Check hyperlinks before you click on them.
  • Never click on fraudulent links, attachments, messages, or emails as they likely contain viruses and malware.
  • Use multi-factor authentication when possible to help protect your accounts.
  • If you are concerned about your bank account, contact your financial institution directly.

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