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I keep it to myself

Learn all about online fraud and the risks of identity theft

What are the risks? What are the traps? How can I protect myself?
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Limit access to your information

Your personal information can be found in bits and pieces on your social networks, so be careful about that what you share. Tip: change your privacy settings so that only the minimum information is accessible.

When updating your status on these sites, be selective with the information you make public. For example: getting your license is an exciting milestone in your life, but that doesn't mean you should post a picture of your driver's license on your wall.

Using good judgement will prevent fraudsters from accessing your personal information through your profile on social media.

On social media, never share:

  • Your social insurance number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your passwords
  • Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • Your driver's license, medicare health card or passport number, even in a photo!
  • Answers to the secret questions your financial institution uses to verify your identity.

I keep it to myself

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