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Study Ranks Riskiest Cities for Online ID Fraud

IDENTITY THEFT

March 26, 2010

When it comes to online identity fraud, Burlington, Ontario, has made the top of the list for Canada's riskiest cities, the Edmonton Sun reports. A recent study from Symantec has revealed the country's top 10 cities most vulnerable to ID theft, the report states. While the list does include large cities, the study found that residents in wealthier suburbs had more access to computers and the Internet and were at greater risk for identity fraud. After Burlington, the remaining top 10 are Port Coquitlam, Langley and Vancouver, BC; Calgary, AB; Oakville, Markham and Toronto, ON; Kelowna, BC, and Kitchener, ON.
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