How To Avoid Scams & Identity Theft

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How to avoid scams and identity theft

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  • Fraud comes in many forms, but scams and identity theft in particular have been on the rise.

  • Most scams come via telephone, email, online, or text message. If they use aggressive tactics to make you immediately transfer money, they’re likely fraudsters.

  • You can proactively avoid scams by using strong passwords, being cautious on social media, and avoiding public WiFi.

  • If you’ve fallen for a scam, stay calm, collect relevant documents, contact your financial institution, and file a report with the police.

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Barry Choi
#security#data#privacy#scams

Barry Choi

Barry Choi is a personal finance expert based in Toronto who makes frequent media appearances. His website Money We Have is one of Canada's most trusted sources for all things related to money and travel.

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