Canadian victims lost millions to identity theft, fraud in 2015
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre counts 25,000 victims reporting
identity theft or fraud in 2015; actual victims are estimated at
- More than $220 million in estimated identity theft losses last year
New complimentary 24/7 service will alert Lincoln Automotive Financial
Services clients to potential identity fraud, theft
DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre1 (CAFC) says more than 25,000
victims reported losing nearly $11 million to identity fraudsters in the
first 11 months of 2015 – and estimates actual victims and dollars lost
are 20 times greater than reported. Lincoln Automotive Financial
Services is helping Canadian clients defend themselves against identity
fraud with new complimentary credit monitoring.
“We want to provide our clients the peace of mind that comes from
knowing their credit is being monitored all day and all night. They will
be notified immediately of any activity affecting their credit,” said
Alan Cusworth, Marketing and Brand manager. “Clients will also have
unlimited access to their TransUnion credit report and credit score so
they can check their status any time.”
The complimentary service is available to clients in Canada who finance
or lease a new Lincoln through Lincoln Automotive Financial Services
from May 2, 2016, through May 1, 2017, and who activate their account on
the TransUnion website. The service continues for two years.
“Canadians are losing millions of dollars to identity theft every year
and we expect a very positive response to this complimentary service,”
Summary Report – November 2015” Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
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About Ford Motor Credit Company
Ford Motor Credit Company is a leading automotive financial services
company. It provides dealer and customer financing to support the sale
of Ford Motor Company products around the world, including through
Lincoln Automotive Financial Services in the United States, Canada and
China. Ford Credit is a subsidiary of Ford established in 1959. For more
information, visit www.fordcredit.com
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exceptional ownership experience to match. The Lincoln Motor Company is
in the process of introducing four all-new vehicles through 2016. For
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