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Phishing is when scammers impersonate legitimate companies by email, and lure consumers to share personal and private information.  Scammers with request login credentials, personal or financial information to rectify “urgent problems”.  Since the emails sent by scammers appears to be from an known business, victims have a false sense of security and end up providing their information to the scammers unknowingly.  If you fall victim to a phishing scam contact your financial institution, notify them of the scam and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501.