Phishing in the deep

Don’t be persuaded by frauds and scams– A webinar by RBC.

 On October 4th, 2022, we had an informative webinar by RBC bank to help our students to protect and create awareness of the different types of Fraud happening in Canada.

What are Fraud or Cyber scams?

Fraud occurs when deception is employed to acquire an unfair advantage over another individual, frequently one that is financial. Any illegal activity using computers or networks is considered cybercrime. Scammers try to steal a legal identity to access one’s bank account.

How does fraud happen?

Modern scammers are incredibly clever and have several methods for obtaining your personal information. Many fraudsters and scams try to impersonate official government services to acquire your money and personal information. They also act like a representative from your bank to get your sin number or bank account details.

There are different types of scams.

  1. Phone call scams
  2. Email scams
  3. Mail scams
  4. Text messages scams
  5. Common scams aimed at newcomers to Canada
  6. Rental scams
  7. Job scam

All these ways are to get you to click on the link or to give away the details which can lead them to use your account or give them money. They take advantage of your innocence and convince you to give them your hard-earned money.

How to protect yourself from scams?

Find out how to secure yourself online with easy measures like selecting strong passwords, passphrases, and PINs. Learn how to secure your SIN and what to do if a data breach has harmed you or you have reason to believe that someone is using your SIN. Discover how to resist the pressure techniques used by con artists, how to tell whether a message is genuine, and what to do if you think it’s a scam.

According to the data collected from the IRCC official website, a total of $362.7 M has been lost to fraud and 43,476 people have been victims of these frauds.

The government of Canada has made an official website to help people to understand more about scams and to even get help if one gets scammed. You can visit this website to get help:–

You can also click here to check the webinar by RBC:- Frauds & Scam Awareness & Prevention-20211005 1631-1 1.mp4

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