Killaloe OPP are using the occasion of Police Week to remind you that online frauds aren’t going away.
Spelled with a “ph”, Phishing is a scam in which an email that appears to be from a recognizable institution or company such as a bank or online subscription service is received by you.
The email may claim that you need to update your account, or that your tax refund is ready. Whatever the message is, it’s a trick that could amount to identity theft.
Malicious Links are variations of phishing emails that encourages you to click on links or attachments.
The email may seem to be a receipt from a recent purchase, a delivery notification, or something more urgent, such as a notice to appear in court- but, if you click on the attachment your computer is infected with a virus or malware.
Watch out for emails with spelling and formatting errors, and be wary of clicking on any attachments or links.
For more information please visit: the Canadian Anti-Fraud centre online at antifraudcentre.ca
This article was originally sourced by www.pembroketoday.ca.