The Northeast OPP is taking steps to make sure residents are protecting themselves specifically from online fraud.
While you may be able to hang up a phone on a suspect call, often online scams are less transparent and in extreme cases, can lead to identity theft.
The OPP says some scams can be very elaborate; all it takes is a compromised Facebook page to expose that person’s friends to a possible virus or threat.
The OPP warns in the digital age, giving away even some information could leave you vulnerable.
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Police say always have different passwords for online banking and to never click on anything you may believe is suspect.
Anti-virus and firewall software are always good investments.