If it says it is from your bank - look it over very carefully - banks do use email to send you information.

Crime 100By Staff

October 22, 2018



An offer to repair your computer by someone you don't know is like giving them your wallet.

They get to you by email – your only protection is to be super vigilant.

RE: BMO Account Report
This sounded pretty official:

On October 22, 2018 we received a letter from FCIB, MBA.

We included in this email copies of the quarterly statements issued for the period June 21, 2018 to September 2018. The document describes notes placed in a locked pension protected by the Canada Pension Standart Act 1985, for more information please check documents included in this email.

Sincerely, Tim Trenblay

Note: FCIA – is a designation -Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries; MBA usually stands for Master of Business Administration.

The spelling error was an early clue. The attached file was an Excel file, why would a bank send me one of those?

The address the email came from was the biggest clue: BMO Financial Group noreply@bmodoc.com

Follow the rule: If in doubt – don’t.

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