Protect Yourself From Email Fraud

It’s hard to imagine going through an entire day without using email or being online. Doing business online is now the standard, and – for most of us – the internet is part of our daily personal lives.

When you add the fact that working remotely is now becoming far more common, it’s important for individuals and businesses alike to be aware of the ways cyber criminals are taking advantage of the situation.

Internet fraudsters often use email or websites to impersonate well-known businesses or familiar people online. Their goal is to convincingly manipulate their targets (such as leading them to reveal passwords or financial information) in a practice known as email fraud or phishing. They may use upsetting or sensational information to demand an urgent response.

A legitimate source will never ask you to provide sensitive information through email. If you receive a suspicious email, do not respond or click any links it may contain. Instead:

  1. If you’re using a work email address, alert your manager or IT person immediately.
  2. If you’ve been targeted through your personal account, mark it as Spam. If the fraudulent message is insurance-related, you may submit a confidential tip online through IBC.ca or call 1-877-IBC-TIPS (1-877-422-8477). Both services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Source: Wawanesa

 

Blenheim Office

24 Marlborough St. N., Box 479
Blenheim, ON N0P1A0

Phone: 519-676-8159
Fax: 519-676-0020

Chatham Office

250 St. Clair St.
Chatham, ON N7L 3J9

Phone: 519-352-4343
Toll Free: 1-800-561-4949
Fax: 519-352-6484

Essex Office

29 Talbot St. N, Box 69
Essex, ON N8M 2Y1

Phone: 519-776-6457
Fax: 519-776-7400

Harrow Office

65 King St. W., Box 790
Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Phone: 519-738-2277
Fax: 519-738-2279

Tilbury Office

59 Mill St. E, Box 1239
Tilbury, ON N0P 2L0

Phone: 519-682-0202
Fax: 519-682-2391

Wallaceburg Office

403 Wellington St.
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 2Y2

Phone: 519-627-1777