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CAFC Bulletin: Desjardins Breach


On June 20, 2019, Desjardins Group informed the public that they were subject to a data breach affecting millions of their clients. Desjardins is making efforts to contact affected clients directly. For more information on the breach visit Desjardins website:…

How to Protect Yourself?

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) recommends you take the following steps to help reduces the chances of identity theft or fraud:

  • Be wary of emails, phone calls or mail asking for personal or financial information.
  • Beware of fraudsters who will pretend to be Desjardins. Desjardins will not contact affected members by phone, email or text message.
  • Victims of the recent breach should place fraud alerts with the credit bureaus.
  • Stay current. Check your bank and credit card statements monthly. Report any suspicious activity.
  • Report any missing mail or statements right away.
  • Shred all personal and financial documents.
  • Get a free credit report once a year through the two credit bureaus: Equifax and TransUnion.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at

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