Canadian Bankers Association Presents

Cyber Security

Canadian Bankers Association Presents

Cyber Security

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Phishing is

Phishing scams are attempts by criminals to trick you into revealing your personal information by sending convincing-looking and authentic-sounding emails, texts and voicemails that appear to be from a legitimate organization.

These emails and texts often include a link to a website that looks just like the real thing. In reality, the website is a clever fake and the information you enter goes straight to the criminal or can install malware, short for “malicious software”, on your device.

Phishing is a big problem.

More than 3 billion phishing emails are sent worldwide every day.

Can you spot a fake?

We all think we can easily spot a phishing email or text, but cyber criminals are constantly changing tactics to try and trick you. It’s helpful to know not only the latest forms of phishing attacks, but also the tactics used by cyber criminals to motivate you to act on their demands.

How can you recognize a phishing scam? We’re here to help.

Banks in Canada take fraud, cyber security and data protection very seriously and are working around the clock to safeguard your money and personal information.

Protecting customer money and data is a fundamental priority for banks. Banks are recognized for their leading fraud prevention and cyber security practices and their strong investments in technology and security measures.

This site was created by the Canadian Bankers Association on behalf of its members to help you recognize and avoid phishing scams to protect your money and personal information.

The volume of phishing attacks is increasing.

According to a Canadian Internet Registration Authority report, the number of phishing attacks blocked by Canada’s cyber security service nearly doubled in the third quarter of 2021. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the increased time Canadians are spending online.

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We know we have to help others.

Almost two-thirds of Canadians have helped someone navigate digital technologies over the past two years. And fraud awareness is a key part of digital literacy.

What banks are doing to protect you from phishing

Banks take extensive steps to protect your money and personal information and provide a wide range of fraud prevention information for customers. It is important to remember that fraudulent emails, voicemails and texts sent out by criminals may look and sound like they come from banks or retailers, but they are scams and should be reported to the company being spoofed and deleted.

To report a fraudulent email, be sure to send the email as an attachment.

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