OPP says fraud prevention is a top priority
The OPP says fraud awareness is key to prevention. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), there were 6,275 complaints of identity theft in Canada in 2013. Of those complaints, 4,898 victims were identified and their combined financial losses exceeded $11-million. Police say you have to keep a close eye on your driver’s licence, health card, S.I.N. card and birth certificate. Police add that identity theft can also harm your credit rating and future job offers. If you would like to report identity theft, you can contact your local police detachment or call Crime Stoppers.