PDQ Library:  Online Scams

Fighting a SCAM Attack & Identity Theft

If your personal information has fallen into the wrong hands, file a police report, contact your bank and credit card companies right away. With the right information, people can impersonate you, empty your bank accounts and destroy your reputation.

Phonebusters 1-888-495-8501 - works with task forces in Canadian cities and the federal government.

Equifax 1-800-888-4213 www.canadiancouncilbbb.ca or www.tuc.com carry fraud warning and advice about how to protect your identity.

Better Business Bureau - contact them about suspicious business dealing BEFORE you sign or pay any money. www.canadiancouncilbbb.ca

Consumer Affairs at Industry Canada has a list of fraud files and a fraud quiz consumer.ic.gc.ca

Read Paypal.com's Security tips about online payment.

 "Phishing" Email scams

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