As fraud prevention month draws to a close, it’s a good time to review your family’s safety from fraud. Here are a few quick tips on how to keep your personal information safe:
• Shred all documents that have personal information on them, such as account numbers,
• Cut old credit cards into small pieces, and dispose of the pieces in different garbage cans,
• Use strong passwords online that aren’t related to anything people could research (family names, pet names, birthdates or addresses) and change them often. Tips on how to create a strong password can be found here.
Not sure about how to recognize a scam? The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has put together information on how to identify a scam, whether it comes as an email, phone call or letter. More often than not, if it sounds too good to be true it’s probably a scam!
If you believe that you have been a target of fraud, please contact the Calgary Police Services and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
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