Protect yourself from online fraud

White Rock, BC

We want you to stay safe online. BC Unclaimed encourages you to be on guard against fraudulent emails that look legitimate. Some emails may claim that you have unclaimed property and ask you for money to claim it. These emails can be very convincing, but they're actually trying to trick you into sharing sensitive information like passwords and credit card numbers.

Requests for money or sensitive personal information are often a sign of a fraudulent email. Many people have been tricked into sharing sensitive personal information like passwords, credit card numbers and bank account numbers. Some phishing emails and websites contain viruses or malicious malware that can put your computer and personal information at risk.

Tips to keep yourself safe

  • Be suspicious of emails that ask for money or personal information.

  • Never click on links in suspicious emails, as they can be dangerous and harm your computer.

  • Use a personal firewall.

  • Keep anti-virus and malware-detection software up-to-date.

What to know about BC Unclaimed

  • BC Unclaimed doesn't charge a fee or ask for money.

  • BC Unclaimed doesn’t send unsolicited emails with links or attachments. Our responses to general inquiries include PDF attachments.

  • There is no deadline or expiry on unclaimed property. BC Unclaimed never asks for an "immediate response."

If you receive a questionable email from someone claiming to represent BC Unclaimed, please report it to us at info@bcunclaimed.ca. Please include where the email came from, when you received it, and a copy of the email.

BC Unclaimed takes fraudulent emails seriously and will report them to the authorities to protect you and others from harm. If you have any concerns about letters or emails claiming to come from BC Unclaimed, please contact our office to confirm if the communication is legitimate.