Online safety top priority as Cyber Monday goes mainstream
Online fraud accounts for 41 per cent of all funds lost to fraud
TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Cyber Monday has set-up shop in Canada
and gone mainstream. According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid
on behalf of PayPal Canada, 52 per cent of Canadians are aware of the
online shopping phenomenon, up 24 per cent from 2010.
Will Canadians get caught up in the online shopping frenzy at the
expense of practicing safe e-shopping behaviours? With up to 41 cents*
of every dollar lost to fraud coming from online scams, Canadians need
to understand how to navigate the Internet safely so their Cyber Monday
experience can be a happy one.
Nicky Mezo, head of marketing, PayPal in Canada, is available for
interviews and can provide tips on:
How to recognize types of online scams such as phishing emails and spoof
Tips for how Canadian consumers can best protect themselves against
identity theft and fraud online.
An understanding of some of the protections that exist to keep consumers
safe when shopping online.
Safe, secure retailers where Canadians can take advantage of Cyber
*Anti-Fraud Centre. "Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Criminal Intelligence
Quarterly Statistical Report (April - June 2010)" June, 2010
SOURCE PayPal Canada
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