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Prevention & Victim Guides

Dealing with these non-physical threats.

Related to Home Security

This site focuses on home security however, identity theft and fraud are related so we decided to include them. For example, if a burglar breaks into your home, your computer and login credentials and personal information could be taken and used to steal your identity and commit fraud to steal your assets and generate liabilities under your name before you even know it.

You Can Be Compromised In Many Ways

  • Viruses and malware on your computer
  • Malicious websites and pop-ups
  • Social engineering phone calls
  • Phishing emails & texts
  • Garbage/dumpster diving
  • Credit/debit card skimming
  • Shoulder surfing

Authoritative Canadian Resources

Since this site’s focus is on home security and the topic of identity theft and fraud is a vast domain with many authoritative resources available online, we’ve decided to provide links here for your convenience.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The RCMP Scams and Anti-Fraud site covers identity theft, payment cards, email, mass marketing, internet-related, investment & securities, and counterfeit. 

Identity Theft and Identity Fraud Victim Assistance Guide on what to do if you become a victim.

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Government of Canada

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints.

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Canada Post

Canada Post has information for mail related security such as counterfeit money orders, suspicious letters or parcels, return to sender mail that you didn’t send, preventing mail and identity theft, suspicious email, and opened or damaged mailboxes.