|March is National Fraud Prevention Month. The best way to protect yourself against fraud is to know how to recognize it.|
Fraudsters try many different and creative ways to gain access to your personal information through various online, print or telephone scams. Below are some ideas to consider to keep your personal information safe.
- Always clear your web browsers history after you complete any personal banking or other financial computing on- line.
- Never give your personal information or passwords through email. Your bank would never ask you to respond via email to any requests for personal information, passwords or PIN numbers.
- If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Refer to The Little Black Book of Scams which documents some common methods used to try and defraud people, and is a great resource for learning more about fraud. Knowledge is Power!
For more details log on to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website.