Credit Repair Companies vs Credit Monitoring Companies: Spotting a Scam

20 March 2016

One of the most tangible effects of identity theft is the damage it can do to its victims’ credit ratings. With fraudsters applying for new lines of credit, driving up debt-to-income ratios and making purchases they never intend to pay for, unsuspecting victims can be left with a rock bottom credit score and reckless credit Read More…

Protecting Your Identity: The New Social Responsibility

14 March 2016

Ever since “The Year of the Data Breach,” data security has found itself a position in many Canadian homes as a regular topic of conversation. When we were young, we checked under our beds for monsters. Then, our parents warned us not to ride a bike without a helmet. Now, we think twice about our Read More…

It’s Fraud Prevention Month in Canada!

14 March 2016

March in Canada is Fraud Prevention Month! Since 2004, the Competition Bureau has spearheaded a month-long campaign by public, private and nonprofit groups to remind Canadians not only how to protect themselves from the omnipresent threat of fraud and scams, but also of the resources that are available to them if they become a victim Read More…

Tips for Living in a Data Breach Era

6 March 2016

Time and time again, 2014 has been referred to as “the year of the data breach.” While the year that saw 43 percent of companies experience a data breach may have seemed deserving of the superlative at its close, the 12 months that followed showed 2014 was not unique. In fact, time would suggest it Read More…

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