Local Shredding Events Can Help Protect Your Identity

1 February 2016

For most Canadians, as soon as their garbage leaves their home it’s out of their lives completely, out of sight and out of mind. However, for identity thieves, the story only just begins when the trash hits the curb. ID thieves have long turned to garbage theft to snatch snippets of personal data and, despite Read More…

Phone Scam Targets New Canadians

25 January 2016

In a recent slew of phone scams across the country, fraudsters posing as immigration officials are requesting cash from non-native Canadians under threat of deportation, according to numerous reports by CBC News. While incidents of this scam have been cited in numerous cities, they all seem to follow a similar pattern. Someone claiming to work Read More…

RCMP Creates New Unit to Counter Cybercrime

25 January 2016

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is establishing a new, specialized unit to fight cybercrime attempts on the federal government and other major targets. Supported by the nation’s new Cybercrime Strategy, released in early December, the unit’s mission will be guided by the Strategy’s three foundational pillars: identifying and prioritizing cybercrime threats through intelligence collection Read More…

10 Signs Your Identity Might Have Been Stolen

25 January 2016

When it comes to protecting your identity, we often talk most about ways to keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. From carefully considering where you share financial information online to making sure to shred sensitive documents before throwing them away, these measures are a crucial component of a person’s identity theft protection Read More…

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