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6 Ways to Fight Cyber Fraud

The fight against fraud starts with you. Learn to recognize, avoid and report cybercrime.

From bank investigators and Covid-19 counterfeit vaccines to foreign money offers the list of trending scams is extensive. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, a staggering total of 106.4 million dollars were lost to fraudsters in 2020.

Scammers will contact their victims using a variety of methods including email and text messages, websites and social media platforms and of course good old-fashioned letter mail.

Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it likely is. Protect yourself:

  • Just say NO to high-pressure sales tactics

  • Do your research and verify the legitimacy of organizations asking for your money

  • Don't give out personal information

  • Beware of upfront fees

Additionally, take cybersecurity seriously. Protect your computer and your online accounts.

  1. install anti-virus software

  2. keep your operating system up to date

  3. create strong passwords

  4. consider using a password manager

  5. enable multi-factor authentication

  6. review your social media privacy settings regularly

Protect yourself now. RW Networks Inc. can help.

Wondering how to report fraud? The RCMP is currently partnering with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the Canadian Digital Service to create a new cybercrime and fraud reporting system.

Visit the RCMP website to learn more.