Security Awareness Tips - Phishing: How Many Take the Bait?

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Posted on Thursday August 8, 2019


If you’ve ever clicked on one of those devious little emails, you’re not alone.

• Nine per cent of online Canadians have replied to spam mail unknowingly.

• Seven per cent have replied to spoof or phishing emails unknowingly.

• Three per cent have entered bank details on a site they don’t know.

That’s over one million Canadians.

DON’T GET PHISHED!

• Phishing emails often look like real emails from a trusted source such as your bank or an online retailer, right down to logos and graphics.

• They may ask you to verify your account, or warn you that your account will be closed if you don’t respond.

• Be wary of any email asking you to provide personal information; if you’re not sure an email is legitimate get in touch with your bank or the company to verify.

Information courtesy of: GetCyberSafe.gc.ca