The following tips suggest the 20 best ways to shield yourself from scammers, hackers and thieves that troll the internet:
  1. Maximize your privacy settings on social networks. For example, limit your Facebook page’s visibility to friends only.
  2. Don’t use your real phone number when communicating with someone over the internet. Instead, use a internet phone to protect your identity.
  3. Use different usernames across various websites.
  4. Monitor your credit report regularly.
  5. Use sophisticated passwords that are tough or impossible to guess.
  6. Change your passwords frequently.
  7. To protect the data on your mobile phone, use Apple’s Find My iPhone or Android’s Device Manager so that you can erase all of your personal data if your phone gets stolen or lost.
  8. Place a security freeze on your credit. Creditors won’t even be able to look at your file in order to grant that phony new line of credit to ID thieves.
  9. Set up a pin, password or lock-screen pattern on your mobile phone.
  10. Permanently delete everything in your mail box that is not junk mail. Apps such as Fellowes Powershred 99Ci work wonderfully.
  11. If you would like to sign up for online contests, use a disposable email address to protect your mail email account.
  12. Register for the Do Not Call list to stop telemarketers from spamming you and reaching out to you unsolicited.
  13. Use a VPN.
  14. Refrain from ever giving out your personal information such as social security number, banking information, etc unless you completely trust the source.
  15. Use anti-virus and anti-malware protection.
  16. Be extremely skeptical when browsing online, even odd emails that may come through from friends of yours.
  17. Avoid giving in to pressure tactics. Scammers can be very creative and convincing.
  18. Educate yourself by keeping up with the latest scams by reading blogs such as ours.
  19. Do your homework whenever making a financial purchase online. Ensure that the businesses you are dealing with are legitimate.
  20. Do not buy products or services from websites that appear sketchy and shady.

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Jennifer Schneider
2 weeks
A serious error in judgment on my behalf has put me at risk of ID theft. During a phone call I supplied personal info to someone who I believed was with Revenue Canada. Immediately after I realized I had fallen for the CRA scam. Shame on me!  Since the incident I've been frantically taking steps to fend off the dire repercussions that such a mistake can have. This has included: Filing a police report, Filing a report with the Canada Anti Fraud center, Adding flags to my bank accounts, Putting up Fraud alerts on the 2 main credit bureau's. I've even purchased some Identity theft tracker software to monitor my info. I contacted Investigation hotline to see if there was any additional measures I could take. The agent applauded me on the steps I had already taken. They also had knowledge about the CRA phone scam itself that helped settle my nerves somewhat. With all the fear and anxiety I've been enduring for the last while it was assuring to speak with someone familiar with the actual risk potential.
Jennifer Schneider
1 month
I called investigation hotline after I provided somebody a home renovation and they refused to pay, I tried to bring them to court- hired a lawyer and found out I was given false information on the contract. After speaking with Mitch and explaining my situation I felt that he sincerely cared about my case and was quick to find out the information I needed. Within a couple of days, he had all the information I needed. I could not thank Mitch enough. I would highly recommend investigation hotline to anybody as I feel they are experts in the field and act fast and work efficiently. I felt that Mitch had a deep understanding of what I was going through and was empathic and understanding. I could not thank him enough and will be using this service again if needed. Kaitie S
Jennifer Schneider
1 month
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Jennifer Schneider
2 months
Apr 02, 2018 I needed an investigator on Sunday Easter Week End. No one cared about the situation except this Company. The investigator was dispatched to the location without minutes. did not care about the Money to be prepaid or secured. The investigator took it personal. He felt of my situation and Specially when it came to my kids issues. My Ex-wife was cheating in a hotel north east of Toronto. He Located her within 1/2 Hour. This a true story; I never thought Investigator cared about the situation but the money.. This company did not care about the money, they finished the job, send me the invoice and i Paid him more than what he asked for. Sometimes money does not mean any thing to some one wants to get a load off his back and find the truth about his wife,,,, FOR SURE THIS COMPANY TOOK A HUGE LOAD OFF MY BACK. THANK YOU SO MUCH JOE MICHIGAN
Jennifer Schneider
6 months
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Jennifer Schneider
8 months
Mitchell and his team of Investigators are an really extraordinary professionals. In less than 5 hours after first discussing with Mitchell about my case, Mitchell and his team had solved my case and I got the information I've been searching for some time. I want to emphasize that I am from Serbia and the person who I try found lives in Canada. I really surprised with Mitchell and his team how they quickly my case was solved. I'm really grateful to Mitchell and his team and I do not know what to add yet, thank you, thank you and guys are the best.
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