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411 Directory Assistance Wants Canadian Consumers to Learn How to Safeguard Against Online Fraud, Scam, and Cybercrime

Don't open emails or attachment from unknown persons

MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - 411 Directory Assistance, the leader in keyword-based search platform, wants Canadian consumers to learn how to safeguard against online fraud, online scam, and cybercrime. As we rely on the internet more and more to do banking, investing, shopping, dating, and more, cyber criminals are coming up with ways to exploit vulnerabilities in the computer systems and human behaviour. "The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is a wonderful source of information on how you can protect yourself, and report incident if unfortunately you were the victim of a cybercrime or online scam," said Chris Pappin, Manager, Customer Relations. "We come across many clients who have had issues with their emails being hacked, and we tell everyone to not open any emails or attachments from unknown senders."

We have seen clients with compromised bank accounts, their systems being held by ransomware, and their contact list being used by spammers. "For online scams, Get Cyber Safe is another good site Canadians can visit to get information about protecting their family, their identity, and their money. All of this information has also been added to the new consumer protection section on our website, 411 Directory Assistance Online Fraud, Scam, and Cybercrime information centre," noted Pappin.

411 Directory Assistance is one of the most recognized and iconic online search platforms for local business searches with city directories in all major metropolitan areas in Canada, like 411 Directory Assistance Montreal, 411 Directory Assistance Saskatoon, and 411 Directory Assistance Mississauga.

Our highly skilled, Canadian-based marketing consultants offer a wide range of marketing products and services that help businesses get found. You can reach us at 1-866-482-7474.

About Get Cyber Safe

Get Cyber Safe's mission is to keep Canadians safe online. Get Cyber Safe wants Canadians to follow a few basic cyber security practices, like changing passwords frequently, updating antivirus protection, and using only protected wireless networks.

For more information, please visit https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/prtct-yrslf/index-en.aspx

About Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

The CAFC is Canada's central repository for data, intelligence and resource material as it relates to fraud. The CAFC commits to providing timely, accurate and useful information to assist citizens, businesses, law enforcement and governments in Canada and around the world. The CAFC's primary goals are prevention through education and awareness, disruption of criminal activities, dissemination of intelligence, support to law enforcement and strengthening partnerships between the private and public sectors with the aim of maintaining Canada's strong economic integrity.

For more information, please visit http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

About 411 Directory Assistance:

411DirectoryAssistance.ca has been providing Canadians with reliable Local and National Directory Assistance services for over a decade. Since its inception, 411 Directory Assistance has been dedicated to provide easy to find, accurate, and up-to-date Business and Residential information in Canada, while maintaining an unsurpassed commitment to professionalism and quality customer care.