Fraud Awareness

Fraud Awareness Articles

Member Action

Report an Identity Compromise (SIN and DOB)

  • Contact all financial institutions and assign a unique password to all accounts to prevent future account takeovers. Review account statements to validate recent activity. 
  • Contact credit reporting agencies to have a security memo placed on your personal credit report to prevent fraud applications from being approved in your name.  Review your credit report to ensure recent credit inquiries and trades are valid:
  • Equifax Fraud Victim Assistance: 1.800.465.7166
  • Trans Union Fraud Victim Assistance Department: 1.800.663.9980
  • Contact Human Resources Development Canada to report a compromised Social Insurance Number: 1.800.206.7218.
  • Contact Canada Post to inquire if any requests to redirect mail have been submitted in your name, or to report any irregularities in your mail delivery (e.g. opened envelopes, missing statements): 1.800.267.1177 or www.canadapost.ca.
  • Report the incident to local law enforcement, obtain the incident# and officer’s name and phone number for future reference.
  • Report incidents to Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at info@antifraudcentre.ca or 1.888.495.8501 (provide local law enforcement incident#)


Member Prevention

  • Do not respond to email, letters or phone solicitations offering deals that sound too good to be true.
  • Do not respond to email, letter, or phone requests for personal information such as your SIN, date of birth, PIN, CVC2, card number, or other account information.
  • Always verify  the authenticity of incoming MasterCard or Visa security calls prior to responding.  
  • Report scam attempts to Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at 1.888.495.8501 or email: info@antifraudcentre.ca 


Senior Victim Support

  • In addition to the Member Action plan, seniors can also request ‘SeniorBusters’ assistance by contacting Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at 1.888.495.8501.  For more information go to this page .

 

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Microsoft Security Videos

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Online Scam Quiz

Click here for Online scam quiz.

 

 

 

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