Protection Against Phishing
Phishing is an attempt to trick you into disclosing personal or financial information. This could be attempted through an unsolicited email or text that appears to be from legitimate companies involved in financial services claiming your account has been breached. You are then urged to click on a link that takes you to a website which looks authentic…but it’s fake. The phony site will ask you to change your password and/or provide personal information such as credit card and account numbers, date of birth, social insurance numbers and other personal details.
Be careful of all such attempts and remember: Your financial institution already has your important information and would never request you to provide personal information via email or text. Call your financial institution yourself to verify the legitimacy of any email or text you receive, if you are suspicious.