By: Luke Jones, Published on October 4, 2017 02:54 PM, Last Update on October 4, 2017 11:55 AM
Aviva Canada is promoting Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) and has announced it is improving its identity theft coverage. The new features will be available this month, with customers paying no extra charge on their coverage.
Among the main benefits of the program is it will offer monetary protection against compromised identities caused by the following:
Aviva Canada says online breaches and identity theft continue to rise year-on-year and Canadian consumers lose $40 million per year through online scams.
“Millennials and Generation Z, in particular, have become natural targets because of their strong presence on social media,” notes a company statement.
Over a three-year period from Jan. 2014 to Dec. 2016, “Canadians lost more than $290 million to identity theft fraud and online scams,” Phil Gibson, chief underwriting officer for Aviva Canada, notes in the statement.
“We want to empower people to protect themselves online and in daily interactions where they might be vulnerable,” Gibson added.
The insurance company points to data from the Ontario Securities Commission, customers should look for the following details:
anytime personal information is available to others.