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…

How to Check Your Credit Report for ID Theft

29 February 2016

When it comes to protecting your identity, one of the most commonly cited strategies is to regularly review your credit file. However, according to a 2015 report by the Bank of Montreal, more than half of Canadians have never checked their credit. For those who don’t have experience checking their credit reports, it can be Read More…

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