May 10, 2021 – There are a variety of ways that fraudsters can try to gather your personal information. They can simply try phoning you, pretending to be a legitimate organization, and request information from you verbally. Other fraudsters can send you text messages or emails, often using fear or scare tactics in the communications to persuade you into providing the information that they want. In some situations, you may receive illegitimate letters in the mail that are asking for personal information.
In nearly all these cases, when the fraudsters are gathering your information, there is malicious intent. Times Colonist reports. | READ MORE