How to Catch a Phish: Canadians' Encounters with Phishing Scams

Visa Canada survey reveals urgent prompts to 'verify user names and passwords' most convincing; shows two thirds of Canadians would report phishing scams if they knew how.

A survey commissioned by Visa Canada shows that 84 per cent of Canadians are being inundated with phishing scams, while less than half (48 per cent) report these scams to authorities. Of those who don't report, two thirds of respondents indicate they would if they knew how. The cross country survey examined Canadians' responses to phishing, or attempts to trick consumers into revealing personal information like bank accounts, passwords, card numbers, and social insurance numbers.

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