In 2016, Canadians lost $40 million to online scams. With identify theft and other online security breaches on the rise, consumers need to be aware of how to protect themselves.
Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information – like your credit card, Social Insurance Number or name – without your knowledge or consent, to commit fraud. Some common ID theft scams include creating false lines of credit and making purchases using a stolen bank account or credit card.
According to the Ontario Securities Commission, your identity is at risk when:
Aviva has introduced an enhanced ID Theft coverage – offering customers even more peace of mind as they tap, swipe and click their way through life. As one of the most comprehensive on the market, it features widespread financial protection if your identity is compromised, including:
Don’t let thieves get the upper hand – learn more here or contact an insurance broker to add Identity Theft coverage to your home insurance policy.