ID Theft First Aid

Access & Privacy Issues

As resources on access to information and privacy issues come to the attention of our Office, they will be posted on this page.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada today.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has published an excellent report on the issue of ID theft entitled “Identity Theft: The Need for Better Consumer Protection”. Of particular note, the appendices in this report provide practical tips on avoiding ID Theft and what to do if you are a victim. The full report is available through the link below.

The link to Phonebusters provides ID theft statistics for Canada and other regions.

Equifax - Request a Credit Check

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Service Alberta Identity Theft Information

TransUnion Canada - Request a Credit Check

Public Safety Canada

What if my Purse/Wallet is Stolen?