Identity theft is the use of someone's personal information without their knowledge or consent to commit a crime such as fraud or theft. Identity theft can start whenever a criminal gets access to someone else's information.
There are important steps you should take to protect your information:
Know that Scotiabank will never present you with unexpected webpages or send you unsolicited emails asking for your password, Personal Identification Number (PIN), or credit card and account numbers. Report any suspicious requests to Scotiabank immediately. Do not respond to unsolicited emails or websites that request personal information.
If you believe that you are a victim of identity theft and you are a Scotiabank customer, please contact us.