Identity theft

Did you know?

What percentage of Canadians say they’ve been the victim of identity theft?
  • 13%
  • 25%
  • 37%

Imagine this: Someone has taken your name, your credit card information, and your social insurance number, and they're pretending to be you. They’re running up steep bills, even committing crimes. And as far as your bank and the authorities are concerned, they are you. This is identity theft. It’s one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada, and it can happen to anyone. Here's how to recognize and guard against it.

What you should know

Prevent problems

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in July 2019
  • Time to read: 6 minutes

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