RCMP encourages caution in sharing personal information
March is Fraud Prevention Month and the RCMP is encouraging Nova Scotians to protect themselves by learning how to recognize it and by safeguarding their personal information.
Sgt. Tom Murdock of the Nova Scotia RCMP financial crime team said in the hands of the wrong person, personal information could mean serious financial consequences. He advises the public to be cautious when sharing personal information.
"Be mindful of what you share and who you share it with. Each personal detail, while seemingly innocent on its own, is a piece of a puzzle that when put together, provides a very clear picture of your personal and financial identity."
Information on common scams and fraud prevention tips can be found at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/index-eng.htm.