Fraud Prevention: Protect Yourself
Identity theft and financial scams are among the fastest growing crimes in North America. It can happen to anyone. Criminals and scam artists are becoming more sophisticated, using the latest trends and technologies to defraud average Canadians. To protect yourself, you need to be aware as well as proactive.
We are please to provide our members with this brochure, which includes the following information:
- Simple ways you can protect yourself by ensuring the confidentiality and security of your personal information.
- What is identity theft?
- How to protect your payment cards, and how to stay safe when you make online purchases
- A list of common schemes and scams to watch out for, as well as common online scams
- What to do if fraud or theft happenns to you, and a list of organizations you can turn to for more information or to help if you become a victim of fraud.
We are here to protect you
NPSCU works actively to detect and investigate irregular account activity. Your member cards contain the minimum information needed to securely make a transaction.
We adhere to the Canadian Code of Practice for Consumer Debit Card Services which protects card holders from losses should their card be used fraudulently. For more information go to: tinyurl.com/Canadian-Code
Debit Card Fraud
With the increase in identity theft and debit card (also referred to as your MEMBER CARD) fraud, it is critical to be aware of what fraudsters are doing and what you need to do to protect yourself. Learn more about Debit Card Fraud here.
If you lose your debit card or credit card, or you suspect someone has created a duplicate card you should let us know immediately.