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It is 9am. Do you know where your email address is?

  Posted on: April 8, 2021

It is 9am on a Tuesday morning.  You are getting ready to start your day after your favourite morning beverage, and think “do I know where my email address is?” It could be many places – your work computer, your friends address book, even safely tucked away behind Multi-factor Authentication. Or it could be in…

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Slam the scam – Protect yourself against CRA fraud

  Posted on: March 19, 2021

Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. These scams may insist that this personal information is…

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Clicking the Wrong Link Can Have Huge Impacts

  Posted on: January 15, 2021

In December 2020, just before the winter break, 17 unsuspecting TRU employees opened a malicious email message and clicked on a scam link. Once IT Services was informed of the scam (at infosecurity@tru.ca), they were able to stop several thousand more malicious emails from being sent. That’s the good news. The bad news? Enough damage…

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