Canadians are spending more time online and fraudsters are getting creative with scams in the digital era.
Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them personal information. Phishing is when you get an unsolicited email or text that claims to be from a legitimate organization such as a financial institutions, business, or government agency.
Scammers ask you to provide or verify, either via email or clicking on a web link and trick you into providing personal and/or financial information.
These messages often copy the tone and logo of reputable organizations you trust and usually include a call to action, and they are wanting your personal information.