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Beware of phishing attacks

Cybersecurity concerns have been prominent in the news recently as bank accounts have been targeted through phishing (fraudulent email) attacks.

Cybersecurity concerns have been prominent in the news recently as bank accounts have been targeted through phishing attacks. Phishing attacks use 'spoofed' (look-alike) email messages and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal, business and sensitive information such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords or social insurance numbers. Phishing messages often appear to come from large and well-known companies or websites with a broad customer base such as well-known financial institutions, online retailers and credit card companies.

Please remember to never provide personal or financial information through these channels – neither BlueShore nor other financial institutions would ask for such information through email. There are a number of steps you can take to ensure you don’t fall prey to such practices; we have a good checklist here.

And on a related note, it’s also prudent to ensure any online passwords you use are “strong”. For Online Banking at BlueShore, we recommend your Personal Access Code be reviewed and changed regularly, and that you use a combination of numbers, letters (upper and lower case) and special characters.

For more tips on cybersecurity and fraud prevention, visit our Privacy & Security resources.

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