Security Tools & TipsEverything you need to stay one step ahead
A few other things to brush up on
At one time identity thieves only tried to get your information through your personal mail. Today they cover a lot more ground, including trying to tap in to the information you share via the Internet. You want to protect yourself from these guys.
Because Internet hackers are always looking for new ways to break in to your computer, you need to stay more than one step ahead of them. Following a few simple practices can help to keep you and your personal information out of harm’s way.
More and more we’re all managing our personal lives through our phones, from keeping in touch with friends and family to online shopping and banking. Many of the security tips that you use to protect to your computer, also apply to your phone.
Making sure your computer connection is secure is only part of the safety equation. You also need to ensure your personal information stays private and protected, even when you’re away from your computer.
Do you open every email that comes your way? You may want to think before you click. Phony emails are one way con artists try to get your personal information. Make sure you know how to tell a fake email from the real-deal.
Protecting your card should always be top of mind. It’s important to know where your card is at all times and to make sure you take precautions at ABMs and point of sale terminals.
Email and websites are just two ways con artists can prey upon people. They also use the phone and regular mail to try and gain access to your personal information. Get a refresher on some of the most common scams.
Safe Social Networking
Every time you share personal details about yourself online you run the risk of becoming a target for cyber criminals. Find out where you should draw the line when it comes to posting personal information online.
We will fully reimburse you in the unlikely event that you suffer direct financial losses due to unauthorized activity1 in your accounts through Scotia OnLine Financial Services2 or through Mobile Banking, provided you have met your security responsibilities.
"Unauthorized activity" means a transaction that was carried out in your Scotiabank account through Scotia OnLine without your permission, authorization or knowledge and where it can be established that you are a victim of fraud, theft or coercion.
"Accounts" include all accounts that are accessible through Scotia OnLine.
Clicking on the link provided will take you to a third-party web site where you can download and install Trusteer Rapport Software which is provided by Trusteer, and not The Bank of Nova Scotia. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not responsible for this web site or the Trusteer Rapport Software.