Bancroft OPP want you to be aware when checking your email or taking a call.

You might have seen a phishing email before. Often, they are obvious to spot and you ignore it. However, Bancroft OPP are reminding you that it’s important to always be aware of what you’re getting sent online.

OPP Constable Philippe Regamey says that you should be careful when and where you give out personal information.

Regamey says it’s important to make sure you use strong passwords with capital and lowercase letters along with numbers and other symbols. He adds that you should never message someone your password.

Regamey says that another way you could be scammed is by phone. Regemey says the fraudsters will try to be as threatening as possible to try and intimidate you.

Regamey says the best thing to do in these situations is to hang up the phone, but if you do feel threatened to call the Police.

He finished by saying that it’s important to know how banks, the CRA, the Police or other organizations will contact you and for what. For more information on types of fraud and how you can protect yourself, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website here.