Fraud Awareness

The confidentiality and security of your personal information should be one of your top priorities. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in North America, and scams by telephone, mail, and online, continue to be a serious international problem. It is important to protect yourself by always being aware and learning how to recognize these dangers. Gather as much information as possible and learn how to protect yourself from various types of scams that are prevalent today. 

Review the valuable tips and information in the Defend Yourself From Fraud booklet.

To report an incident or suspected incident of Fraud, your first line of contact should be your credit union at 1-800-563-3300.

PhoneBusters is a national anti-fraud call centre jointly operated by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It is the central agency in Canada that collects information on telemarketing, advanced fee fraud letters (Nigerian letters) and identity theft complaints. For examples of common types of scams, visit www.phonebusters.com or call toll free 1-888-495-8501.

Diebold is a world leader in self service and security industry. This website provides advice for the safe and secure use of Automated Teller Machines (ATM). Visit www.atmconsumersafety.com  or email fraud@diebold.com.

The Seniors' Secretariat is committed to raising awareness for the prevention of elder abuse. To report a known or suspected case of abuse against a vulnerable adult, call Adult Protection Services at 1-800-225-7225. For more information, visit http://www.gov.ns.ca/scs/elderabuse.asp.

  • Phishing Scams (PDF - 90.86 KB)

    Familiarize yourself with the various types of scams and keep security top of mind.
 

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