Date: Oct, 2020 - Ongoing
Type: Virtual (online)
MyCanadaPayday was first notified of this scam after receiving dozens of calls in October 2020 inquiring about receiving an email that is being sent to customers and non - customers approving them to receive a loan up to $10,000.00.
These emails are coming from individuals named James Anderson, Brian Jackson, and Wendy Rogers. In our investigation we have seen them use the phone number (587) 207-4145. However it is highly likely they are using temporary internet phone numbers. So you could be contacted from any different number and or email we are providing in this alert.
If any individual is asking for your personal banking information and most of all your password this should be a massive red flag not to continue giving any more information than you already may have.
When entering personal information, it should be directly through the companies official website
Pay attention to which links you are clicking on and make sure you are still on the company's official webpage. (Scammers can make very realistic looking websites, email etc. to obtain your information)
When using a search engine ensure you are clicking on the correct link of the companies official webpage.
Never let anyone remotely control your device for example to help you sign in or submit sensitive information.
Never provide any financial details or personal information to any unknown individuals over the phone.
My Canada Payday will never email you from gmail, hotmail, yahoo etc. nor will we ask for funds up-front.
We take the security of your personal information extremely seriously. When you enter sensitive information on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
If personal banking and or personal information has been compromised you should contact your local authorities for further instructions on how to protect yourself.
If banking information has been compromised you should also contact your bank.
Please also contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 (877) 730 - 8406. For any further questions or concerns.
To verify whether a lender is licensed, you can contact the appropriate Ministry in your province:
British Columbia – Consumer Protection BC; 1-888-564-9963
Alberta – Service Alberta; 1-877-427-4088
Saskatchewan – Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority; 1-306-787-5567
Manitoba – Consumer Protection Office; 1-800-782-6700
Ontario – Ministry of Government and Consumer Services; 1-800-889-9768
Nova Scotia – Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations; 1-800-670-4357
Prince Edward Island – Ministry of Environment, Labour & Justice, Consumer Services; (902)-368-5653