31 minutes | Mar 6, 2021

340 – How to Avoid E-Transfer Email Scams: Tips from an Interac Fraud Expert

E-transfer fraud is on the rise. From e-transfers being redirected to a hacker’s bank account to job and puppy scams - how do you stay protected? How can you tell what’s real and what’s fake? Enter Rachel Jolicoeur – Director of Fraud Prevention and Partnerships at Interac. On today’s podcast, Rachel discusses common ways people become victims of e-transfer fraud. She also explains how to spot e-transfer scams and how to keep your accounts safe from fraudsters. Tune in to the show for lots of practical advice and see our resources below to keep your finances safe. #FraudPreventionMonth Helpful Resources:   Interac e-Transfer Security & Fraud Prevention: https://www.interac.ca/en/consumers/security/interac-e-transfer/ Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre – Protect Yourself From Scams: https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/protect-protegez-eng.htm Time Stamps: 4:10 Fraud #1 - E-mail Account Compromise 8:45 Prevent Fraud with Auto Deposit 13:05 Fraud #2 - Bad Deposit Transfer 14:08 Fraud #3 – Big Cheque Scam 15:39 Fraud #4 -  Job Scams 19:02 Fraud #5 - Puppy Scams 22:19 What Can I Do If I Get Scammed? 26:10 Practical Tips to Stay Safe
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