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Do You Know How to Protect Your Personal Information?

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Do You Know How to Protect Your Personal Information?

Does it seem like all you’ve been hearing about in the news lately is data breaches? After the recent BMO/CIBC data breaches, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) released these suggestions to lower the risk of harm.

If you become a victim of fraud

  • Contact your bank and any other company (such as retail stores, websites, and service sectors) where you think your account may have been compromised as soon as possible

  • Contact Canada’s two credit bureaus, Equifax and TransUnion and ask them to place a fraud alert on your credit report file to tell lenders to contact you and confirm your identity before they approve any applications for credit

  • File a report with the police

  • Notify the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (1-888-495-8501)

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