AI Fraud and Scams: Protecting Cyber Safety
Increasingly AI (Artificial Intelligence) is being used across all industries, yet it is also a means for fraudsters and scammers to commit financial crimes and abuse, targeting seniors.
Guest speakers from the Ontario Provincial Police, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the Ontario Security Commission, shared fraud trends and stats as well as resources that explained how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in financial services and in frauds as well as shared tips on protecting yourself cyber frauds and scams.
Each year, many Ontarians become victims of scams and fraud. Learn to recognize and report fraud in order to protect yourself and others.
Jeff Horncastle, Acting Client and Communications Outreach Officer, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Detective Constable John Armit, Ontario Provincial Police
Chris Allum, Senior Advisor, Investor Engagement and Stakeholder Partnerships in the Investor Office Ontario Securities Commission
Resources from Webinar
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Canadian Secutites Association
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Get Cyber Safe
A national public awareness campaign created to inform Canadians about cyber security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online.
Your online accounts hold a lot of personal data. Make sure that information stays safe with account security tips from Get Cyber Safe. https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/en/secure-your-accounts
How to Report Fraud
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
If you suspect or are experiencing a fraud/scam, report it.
Answer calls Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4:45 pm (Eastern time) and closed on holidays.
Phone: 1 800 348-5358
Email: [email protected]
Equifax and TransUnion
Request from each agency a copy of your credit report and then review it carefully to see if a scammer opened any accounts or incurred debt in your name. Also ask to put an alert on your credit report in case future scam attempts are made under your name.
Equifax : 1-800-465-7166 or www.equifax.ca
TransUnion : 1-800-663-9980 or www.transunion.ca
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