Education during March's fraud prevention month is key to safeguarding
TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Online fraud continues to rob Canadians of
hard-earned income. As much as 41 cents of every dollar lost to fraud
is a result of online scams such as phishing emails and spoof websitesi. With 80 per cent of Canadians over 16 years of age onlineii, consumer education regarding cybercrime and fraud prevention is
Ahead of fraud prevention month in March, Nicky Mezo of PayPal 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 and sending money over the Internet.
PayPal's fraud models and verification techniques are recognized as some
of the strongest in the industry and, because PayPal never shares
users' financial information, security and privacy are built into the
service. Canadians make an online transaction with PayPal once every
second, and with over four million active accounts in Canada, PayPal is
a leader in the Canadian e-commerce space.
iAnti-Fraud Centre. "Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Criminal Intelligence
Analytical Unit Quarterly Statistical Report (April - June 2010)" June,
iiStatistics Canada. "The Daily: Canadian Internet Use Survey Results."
May 8, 2010. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/100510/dq100510a-eng.htm
SOURCE PayPal Canada
For further information:
or to arrange an interview, please contact:
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