Do you know how to protect yourself from Phishing?

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada – Learn how to protect yourself

Have you ever received an email that looks like it is from your financial institution asking you to respond immediately?  I think we all have seen these fake messages that are intended to lure us into sharing passwords and other personal information. But how do you know which messages are real?

Tangerine Bank is helping Canadians learn how to deal with fraud with a focus on “phishing”.  Join the “Be Fraud Smart” Twitter Party to learn how to protect yourself from fraud.

Are you familiar with the term phishing? It sounds like the word “fishing” except that is is not a good thing. The word phishing comes from the analogy that Internet scammers are using email lures to ‘fish’ for passwords and financial data from the sea of Internet users. Phishing, also called “brand spoofing”; is the creation of email messages and Web pages that are replicas of existing, legitimate sites and businesses. These Web sites and emails are used to trick users into submitting personal, financial, or password data. These emails often ask for information such as credit card numbers, bank account information, social insurance numbers, and passwords that will be used to commit fraud. The goal of criminals using brand spoofing is to lead consumers to believe that a request for information is coming from a legitimate company. In reality it is a malicious attempt to collect customer information for the purpose of committing fraud. (Source: Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre)


Twitter Party Details

#BeFraudSmart Twitter Party

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 7:00pm ET
Host: @TangerineBank
Guest: @KelleyKeehn If you have any fraud related questions, please direct them to @KelleyHeehn and include the hashtag #BeFraudSmart.
Moderators: @ShesConnected @SimplyLindaBlog @CommonCentsMom
Prizes: $500 in Mastercard Gift Cards (Prizing:  for Canadians only  except those in the province of Quebec)
Twitter Party Newbies: If you are new to Twitter parties, then use TWUBS, the Twitter party platform. Click here to join:

No RSVP Required


About Kelly Keehn

Kelley Keehn is a financial literacy advocate who has been on a mission to “Make Canadians Feel Good About Money”.The author of 8 published books Kelley served on the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy and is a consumer advocate for the Financial Planning Standards Council. You can learn more about Kelley at her website:


This a sponsored post by Tangerine Bank. As always opinions are my own.

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