Identity Fraud Prevention

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Identity Fraud

Below are some basic steps to prevent your banking information from being compromised.

  • Never let your banking card out of your sight when conducting a transaction at a point-of-sale terminal. Always remember to take your banking card and transaction record with you once your transaction is complete.
  • Be careful when a clerk takes your card and swipes it for you. Pay attention that it is not swiped more than once through the machine.
  • Always shield your PIN when conducting transactions at an ATM or at a point-of-sale terminal.
  • Your banking card and PIN are the keys to your account(s). Never disclose your PIN to anyone. You are the only person who should know it.
  • Make sure you shred personal and financial documents before putting them in the garbage.
  • Periodically check your credit reports, bank and credit card statements and report any irregularities promptly to the relevant financial institution and to the credit bureaus.
  • For further detail please visit your banking institution or their website.

www.ottawapolice.ca/en/safety-and-crime-prevention/Personal-and-Business-Asset-Protection.asp

www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/id-theft-vol-eng.htm

www.opp.ca/ecms/index.php?id=142