ID Theft Protection Tips for Online Dating

8 February 2016

Countless Canadians have used online dating services to meet their future partners. Unfortunately, identity thieves have also taken to using the platforms to connect with their next targets. Fraudsters often try to play to their victims’ emotions to build a level of trust before requesting personal data or cash, be it by soliciting donations for Read More…

Tying the Knot? Here’s How Newlyweds Can Protect Their Identities

8 February 2016

Filled with the planning, excitement, celebration and joy of a future together, the days leading up to and following a wedding are supposed to be some of the happiest of a bride’s and groom’s lives. However, identity thieves all too often see this as the ideal time to strike, bringing the high spirits crashing down Read More…

3 Scams Fraudsters Return to Again and Again

1 February 2016

As time goes on, technological innovation and societal shifts require identity thieves to come up with new strategies with which to reach their targets. However, despite this consistent change, there are some types of fraud that prove successful time and time again. While scammers may revise their scripts with each iteration, these three fraud schemes Read More…

CRTC Serves First-Ever Warrant in Botnet Takedown

1 February 2016

In an effort to augment its arsenal against cybercrime, the federal government passed anti-spam legislation (CASL) in July 2014 that gave the CRTC new powers over the internet. This December, the telecoms regulator exercised those powers for the first time, serving a warrant to take down a Toronto-based malware server as part of a coordinated Read More…

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