Cyber Financial Crimes

Many people shred their snail mail such as bank statements and addressed envelopes – most are good at destroying anything that contains personal information or that can be exploited by social engineering. However, the same people often overlook the importance of protecting their information in cyberspace and obscuring their cybertrail. Sometimes, they knowingly ignore the risks. After all, bad things don’t happen to good people – right? Criminals prey on identities and banking passwords that are easy to steal and consumers who let their guard down even for a moment are prime targets. When the victims finally become aware of the criminal activity, they always wish they had been more diligent in defending themselves.

Read on to learn how to secure your information and protect yourself.

Let’s talk about cybersecurity (video, TELUS WISE)

Identity Theft and Fraud (Office of the Privacy Commissioner)

Your Social Insurance Number (Office of the Privacy Commissioner) Internet Security (RCMP)

When You Log into Facebook Wrong, Scammers Can Profit (Wired magazine)

Cyber-crime on the rise (CTV)