83% of students admit to actions making them vulnerable to scams, new poll finds


Findings derived from the recent RBC 2023 Students and Fraud Poll indicate that 83% of postsecondary students admitted to actions that make them more vulnerable to scams. The poll was conducted with 1,017 Canadian postsecondary students. Other findings indicate that only 26% of surveyed students said that they regularly changed their passwords and 49% did not know how to report a scam. RBC VP of Fraud Management Kevin Purkiss said that “new sophisticated scams” are on the rise and that students should take measures to reduce their risk of fraud by changing their passwords regularly, enabling alerts from their banking apps for large transactions, and ignoring unsolicited calls or messages asking for personal information.

Toronto Star | Newswire