How do I protect myself against skimming?
Always be aware of your surroundings and protect your PIN as you enter it in. If you are travelling outside of the country or your card is swiped instead of having the chip inserted, take extra precautions to protect your PIN.
Only keep one card per financial institution and update your PIN every 3 months.
Review your account activity and immediately report any unusual transactions to your financial institution.
If you feel that you have been the target of fraud, report it to your financial institution, Equifax and your local police.
For more information about fraud and how to protect yourself, go to Financial Consumer Agency of Canada