COVID-19 Scams



WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Cybercriminals have been using the uncertainty of the  COVID-19 pandemic to launch phishing attacks and various  other scams. As the public continues to seek out  information on the disease, cybercriminals are increasingly trying to exploit public fears with targeted attacks. This type of scam includes:
 
  • Medical Advice Emails
  • Corporate Policy Emails
  • Business Email Compromise
  • Fake Deceptive Online Ads
  • Malicious Email Campaigns
  • Questionable Offers
  • Fraudulent Charities Requests
  • Cleaning Services
  • Spoofed Government, Healthcare or Research Information
PROTECT YOUSELF!
 
Use only trusted resources for information related to COVID-19.  These sites include:

✔️Government of Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en.html
✔️Sask Health: http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/

✔️World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus


E-TRANSFER FRAUD

Unfortunately, attackers are increasing their fraud efforts as we are dealing with COVID-19.  Stay safe from e-transfer fraud by following these best practices.👇

✔️REGISTER FOR AUTO DEPOSIT - Having funds automatically deposited into your account removes the risk of a criminal intercepting the deposit email.

✔️USE ANSWERS THAT ARE NOT EASY TO GUESS - Ensure the answer to your question cannot be easily guessed or found on social media.  If the notification is intercepted, it will be harder for a criminal to answer and steal funds.

✔️DO NOT PUT THE ANSWER TO THE SECURITY QUESTION IN THE MESSAGE BOX - Only share the answer via a secure channel.

✔️PROTECT YOUR EMAIL'S SECURITY - Be cautious of phishing links.  Don't stay logged in when you're away from your computer.  Use strong passwords that are difficult to guess.

✔️REGISTER FOR ONLINE BANKING EMAIL/TEXT ALERTS - Immediately notify us if you sense anything suspicious about your transaction. 
 
Click here to visit Interac's e-transfer security webpage for more information.
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