Smart online usage means taking steps to avoid falling victim to online fraud, which occurs when criminals try to obtain your personal information, such as credit card and account numbers, get you to pay for items that are either non-existent or misrepresented to you and/or steal your identity. It may also include infecting your computer with a virus. The Halton Regional Police Service offers the following safety tips to help keep you and your family safe
Protect yourself from ‘Email Scams:’ (eg. “I have your password”)
FraudsScamsNewsletter June – Passwords (1) OnlineSafetyTips2019 (1)This scam usually begins with you receiving an email. The email subject line will include your current password or a password you have used previously. The email states that your computer has been compromised and they want money to protect you.