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Hello Jonah,

Some fraudsters are using COVID-19 as a cover to launch new underhanded
schemes to separate Canadians from much-needed funds.

We have assembled some helpful tips to provide information on how to
avoid being a victim, during the current crisis and in everyday life.
The tips are especially focused on online activities.

You can quickly verify if you're a current victim of these fraudsters as
well as catch them in the act by signing up for a leading identity
protection and dark web monitoring service like IdentityProtect.ca


**1. Strengthen your passwords**
Creating strong, unique passwords is the first line of defense in
securing your information from fraudsters. Avoid using simple, commonly
used passwords and create unique passwords for each of your accounts. If
you have trouble keeping track of them, consider writing your passwords
down.  Alternatively, you can use a password manager to create and
store strong passwords.

**2. Review your credit card and banking transactions at least once a
month for illegitimate activities**
The good news is 87 per cent of Canadians surveyed review their credit
card and banking transactions at least once a month, which makes it
easier than ever to stay on top of spending. Make it simpler to stay on
top of spending by subscribing to receive alerts for every transaction
on your bank or credit cards. This is a helpful service offered by most
banks to provide real-time monitoring for any suspicious account

**3. Shred personal documents before disposing of them**
Nearly one fifth of Canadians surveyed (19 per cent) admit to disposing
of sensitive documents without shredding them. A single document
containing your name, address, or other identifying information such as
birthdays or account numbers, can give fraudsters all they need to
access and manipulate your personal information.

**4. Know your approximate credit score (credit rating)**
More than one third (36 per cent) of Canadians surveyed admitted they do
not know their credit score. Request a credit report from Equifax or
TransUnion Canada at least once a year to monitor for illegitimate
activities. If you regularly shop or transact online, consider using a
credit monitoring service to monitor your score proactively.

Although there are plenty of services where you can get your credit
score or report very few come with any important details. For this
reason, IdentityProtect.ca also includes
your credit score, detailed credit report, credit monitoring as well as
robust identity and dark web monitoring. You only need this one service
for complete protection.

**5. Screen your calls: Don't answer a call or a text message if you
don't recognize the number**
Fraudsters are always coming up with new ways to obtain your personal
information and 37 per cent of Canadians don't screen calls from
unknown numbers. Whether it's a call from a fraudulent telemarketer, a
questionable text message or an automated response asking for your
information, avoid taking the bait and being lured into sharing your
personal information with anyone except your trusted contacts.

Get Protected Instantly!

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