ABC Life Literacy continues fraud awareness effort
By Derek Winkler
Toronto-based non-profit organization ABC Life Literacy Canada has released a new collection of digital resources intended to educate Canadian consumers about online fraud. The new materials are part of the organization’s ABC Internet Matters program, sponsored by the Canadian Bankers Association. The new resources include a checklist for identifying a secure website, advice on how to deal with pop-up messages, and three videos on topics including strong passwords and spam emails. More content will be added later in the year at <http://www.abcinternetmatters.ca>.
“Since the pandemic, the number of fraud cases and online scams has risen astronomically,” said Alison Howard, executive director of ABC Life Literacy Canada. “We're grateful for the support of the Canadian Bankers Association which enabled us to create much-needed resources that help Canadians educate themselves about online fraud and, ultimately, use the Internet safely.”