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If the crime you are reporting is an emergency, call 911.
If the crime you are reporting is not an emergency, you can call the non-emergency line at 604-525-5411 or attend our Front Counter at 555 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC.
Computer virus’ are programs that can infect a computer without the user’s permission or knowledge. What the virus does then, is up to the developer and can often have malicious intentions. Spyware is a program that infects a user’s computer with the intention of tracking and reporting back the user’s information along with tracking the computer user’s actions. Adware is a program that displays advertisements on a user’s computer without their consent.
There are simple steps to protect yourself from these types of malicious programs:
Here are some simple things that will protect yourself from Identity theft, and Internet fraud. These will help ensure online shopping stays safe and secure.
When making online purchases via credit card, use only one credit card, and be sure to check the statements for unauthorized purchases.
Cyber-stalking and online predators is a growing problem that victimizes people of all ages and genders. This can occur not only through chat-rooms or instant messaging, but from online forums, blogs, or social networking sites. There are certain things to be vigilant of while online:
Following these tips will help prevent yourself from becoming a victim on the internet. But the best tip is to use good judgment and common sense. If something doesn’t feel right or seems too good to be true, it probably is.