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Today’s Tips: Protect Yourself from e-Transfer Fraud
We all have a role to play in keeping our financial activity secure:
- Exercise caution when it comes to sending or receiving money.
- Only send money to people you know and trust, just as you would cash. Before sending, it’s important that you confirm their email address or phone number BEFORE sending the funds. An Interac e-Transfer transaction cannot be reversed once a recipient has deposited the funds.
- Always use a strong password that can’t easily be guessed or found – and make sure you share it via a safe channel.
- Better yet: Set up Interac e-Transfer Autodeposit for ease and added security, the funds you receive will be automatically deposited into your account. If you are sending money, and the recipient has signed up for Autodeposit, then their funds will be automatically deposited as well.
– Include the answer in your security question
– Share the answer to your security question via email, text or on social media
– Reuse the same security question and answer for multiple recipients
– Create a unique security question that only you and the recipient will know
– Only share the answer to your security question with the recipient over a secure method of communication, such as over the phone