Be aware of phishing scams when browsing online

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If you've ever been browsing the web and a survey window popped up and it seems suspicious, it probably is. 

These "surveys" are basically ads running on internet websites that do a lookup on the user's internet service provider (ISP). It can find the service provider by looking at the Internet Protocol address (IP address for the company) and brands the survey as such (MTS, Shaw, Bell, etc.)

No arrangement or partnership exists between the ISP and the survey. The arrangement exists between the website that spawns the survey and the survey. 

The three recommendations for the users are:
1. Ignore and never complete the survey or enter credit card information for a contest
2. Install and enable an ad blocking program or browser plugin which will prevent the survey from loading
3. Stop using the website that spawns the ad. 

Below is an example of one of these surveys that one of our Facebook followers caught this week (thank you!). 



We don't want any of our customers to fall victim to someone stealing any of their personal information online. 

You can visit Canada's Anti-Fraud Centre here
Additional information on Identity Theft and Identity Fraud from the Canadian RCMP.
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The phishing online survey popup is also on our website: 
https://www3.mts.ca/mts/support/service+bulletins/scam+alert+online+survey+popups
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I would also recommend downloading an AdBlocker which will help with this issue as well!  uBlock Origin is a great plugin for Google Chrome.