According to a recent survey, online fraud is on the rise in the province, especially in relation to identity fraud, a growing concern among Quebecars. Intrac.
Nearly 40% of those surveyed suggest that they encounter identity fraudsters once a week.
More than one in four (28%) attempted fraud using specific personal data such as name (65%), address (32%) or date of birth (13%).
“This survey shows us that in order to manage their lives on the web, many people have to take the risk of further harm to cybercriminals who are trying to get their hands on their online data and use it to trap other people,” said Rachel Jolikoyer, director of fraud prevention and strategy at Interc Corp.
Respondents (84%) felt that they did not have enough information on how to protect their identity data online. In this case, 91% of Quebec respondents want governments to take action against this type of fraud.
The survey was conducted by Hill + Knowlton Strategies on behalf of Interac Corp. Of the 1,700 adults living in Canada as of February 2022.