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  • No Fraud For You! How To Fight

    Identity Theft

    Identity theft is a little like Seinfeld. Its been around for what seems like forever and its likely not going anywhere any time soon.

  • What is Identity Theft?

    A fraudster collects your personal information, steals

    your identity, and yada yada yada your money is


  • How does Identity Theft affect me?

    In 2013, identity theft fraudsters stole over $11 million

    from nearly 20,000 Canadians rumored to be the #1 Airing of Grievance during Festivus.

  • How to fight Identity Theft

    The good news: Identity theft isnt inevitable. Use the following tips and youll prevent fraudsters from stealing your money.

  • Be cautious of unsolicited emails,

    telephone calls and mail

    Never give your personal

    confidential information

    to unrecognized or

    suspicious companies

    over the phone,

    through email,

    or in person.

  • Carry fewer official documents

    Carrying official documents

    with sensitive personal

    information on you at all

    times is reckless. Leave

    that stuff at home.

  • Monitor your credit reports, bank

    statements and credit card statements

    Use Equifax Canada or TransUnion

    Canada to

    Contact your financial institution if you

    notice any questionable payments on

    your bank or credit card statements.

    check your credit activity.

  • Never let anyone handle your debit or

    credit cards

    Dont let cashiers or servers handle your card during purchase. Fraudsters can steal your credit card

    information by simply passing your card over their cell


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  • Shred personal financial documents

    before throwing them out

    Bank and credit card statements

    contain account numbers,

    addresses, and other personal

    information. Shred or rip up official

    documents before tossing them.

  • Keep your personal identification

    numbers secret

    Never write your debit or credit

    card PINs down on paper or in

    an electronic document. And

    be wary of Close Talkers at the

    ATM who may look over

    your shoulder.

  • Notify your post office and financial

    institutions when you move

    Homeowners or tenants in your old home may not look

    suspicious but why chance your financial documents

    in their possession?

  • Report any instances of Identity Theft

    If someone has stolen your identity, immediately

    contact the following:

    The police to file a police report

    Your financial institution and credit card company to put a hold on your accounts

    The two national credit bureaus to place a fraud alert and potentially erase the fraudulent activity

    Equifax Canada

    TransUnion Canada

    The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for further assistance

  • Be the Master of your

    Financial Domain

    Identity theft isnt going anywhere. Fraudsters constantly find ways around new security measures to

    poach your identity. Using the previous tips will help

    fight their attempts and keep your money and credit

    lines safe.

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