Avoiding identity theft in canada
August 24, 2006 9:38 AM   Subscribe

I am Canadian, living in Canada. If I thought some of my personal information was stolen (SIN, address, birth date etc), what would be my most prudent course of action to avoid identity theft?
posted by cascando to Law & Government (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Some useful info here.
posted by meerkatty at 9:43 AM on August 24, 2006

You want the credit bureaus to put a "fraud alert" flag on your record, which means anyone pulling it knows to do extra verification before opening an account in your name. Also notify your bank, brokerage, etc.

Canada's credit reporting agencies:

* Equifax (1-866-779-6440)
* TransUnion Canada (1-877-525-3823); in Qu├ębec (1-877-713-3393)
* Northern Credit Bureau (1-800-532-8784)
posted by trevyn at 11:05 AM on August 24, 2006

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