With a significant increase in members using online services during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep yourself safe. Preventing fraud, theft, or other online crimes is only possible if we educate ourselves. The Government of Canada has built some very useful websites to help Canadians identify fraud and protect them from it.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is an excellent place to find an index of known scams and other forms of fraud, useful statistics on the impact of fraud in Canada, fraud in the news, and links to other useful resources. Visit: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca
www.getcybersafe.ca provides users with vital information needed to stay safe online. Their Twitter account (@getcybersafe) contains regular updates and other important information related to cybersecurity. The site has a heavy focus on how to secure your devices, accounts, and connections.
Another great resource from the Federal Government is the Staying Cyber-Healthy During COVID-19 page located at https://cyber.gc.ca/. This page contains a series of easy tips to avoid all digital scams on the rise during the pandemic. It also contains a downloadable PDF you can print and put up at work or at home.
Our website is another great resource for fraud prevention and best practices. Check our security page for up-to-date tips and tactics for keeping your information safe.
You work hard for your money. Don't let a fraudster get a hold of your funds; protect yourself, and protect your earnings.