According to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, with today’s proliferation of technology, stealing innocent people’s identities in order to commit fraud has become a very lucrative business.

Identity theft and fraud affects millions of people each year and can just as easily happen to you. Identity thieves steal your credit and good name to commit crimes that can ruin the rest of your life. With your identity, they can easily open new bank accounts, obtain credit cards and loans for major purchases or binge shopping. They can even use your identity to get passports and government support!

This checklist provides information on additional steps that you can take to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud.

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