Here are some tips to protect yourself from scams and fraud, for more information please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Does it seem to be too good to be true?

  • Don’t be afraid to say no
  • Don’t be intimidated by high-pressure sales tactics. If a telemarketer tries to get you to buy something or to send them money right away:
    • Request the information in writing
    • Hang up
    • Watch out for urgent pleas that play on your emotions
    • Do your research
  • Verify Canadian charities with the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Don’t give out personal information
  • If you didn’t initiate the call, you don’t know who you’re talking to
  • Many scams request you to pay fees in advance of receiving goods, services, or a prize. It’s illegal for a company to ask you to pay a fee upfront before they’ll give you a loan
  • There are no prize fees or taxes in Canada. If you won it, it’s free
  • No legitimate company will call and claim your computer is infected with a virus
  • Never give anyone remote access to your computer. If you are having problems with your system, bring it to a local technician
  • Be careful who you share images with
  • Carefully consider who you’re sharing explicit videos and photographs with. Don’t perform any explicit acts online
  • Create a strong password by
  • Enable multi-factor authentication

Learn more about securing your accounts by visit, Secure your accounts – Get Cyber Safe