Cyber Crime: The cyber threat to you and your household is real. Are you protected?

Personal Cyber Crime is dramatically rising in Canada, and the scammers may be coming for you.

Did you know the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) estimates that Canadians lost more than $100 million due to online fraud? Even more troubling, the CAFC also estimates 1 in 5 people will fall victim to identity theft. When someone's identity is stolen, the fraud can follow them for years.

Whether it’s an investment or online shopping scam, criminals can pose as reputable businesses and even government officials. Your private information is what they’re after. With just a few personal details, criminals can force you into transferring them money, committing credit card fraud or demanding ransoms for infected laptops. This robust policy protects you against the basics as well as covering you against broader threats such as cyber crime, cyber bullying, and cyber stalking. The threats are real.

Cyber insurance has traditionally been marketed to businesses, but the cybercrime landscape has changed. Increased technology at home means that individuals are now targets too. That’s why HUB’s personal cyber protection offers best in class coverage at competitive pricing. We’ve partnered with Lloyd’s of London and Cyberscout, a leader in cyber insurance services that provides expert guidance and support you will need should you become the victim of a cyber crime.

Dark Web monitoring included!

Is your personal information on the Dark Web? It’s a shadowy part of the Internet where cybercriminals meet anonymously to illegally buy, sell and trade everything from illicit goods to private information that can be used for identity theft. If you don’t know your email address or account numbers are out there, how can you protect yourself? That’s where dark web monitoring comes in.

Our cyber experts continually sweep the Dark Web for your personal details and notify you if potential threats are found so action can be taken. It’s just one more way a HUB Personal Cyber Insurance Policy helps you stay a step ahead of cybercriminals!

Could this happen to you? Consider these real-life cases:

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With HUB’s personal cyber protection, you could be covered by these threats:

Cyber Attack

Computers, laptops, tablets and smart home devices can be exposed to viruses, malware, and spyware that can slow them down or render them useless. This can happen by opening an attachment from an unknown email, clicking on online ads or downloading unofficial software. If infected, you could face loss or damage to your files and systems. These are costly to repair or replace.

Cyber Extortion

It doesn’t have to be for ransomware, this coverage will also pay for extortion amounts that will lead to the safe retrieval of sensitive information. Data such as contact information or photos on your cell phone or computer.

Identity Theft

Identity theft includes everything from cheque forgery and the use of stolen credit cards to sophisticated scams in which an impostor adopts another person’s identity through personal information to gain access to their assets. Cloaked in your stolen identity, a fraudster can cash your cheques, raid your bank accounts, bilk your credit card company and even load a big mortgage on your house.

Cyber Crime

Being coerced into sending money to a criminal posing as a company or other reputable organization. A criminal obtaining your credit card or creating a new one in your name and making fraudulent charges.

Online Shopping Fraud

With the growth of e-commerce comes the increased risk of fraudulent websites. When payment has been made, but an order has not been fulfilled, an insured’s financial loss can be covered.

Data Breaches

All the contact information you keep electronically such as friends’ phone numbers, addresses and birthdays is a treasure trove of information for criminals. In the wrong hands, it can be used for malicious intent.

Cyber Bullying/Stalking

When you or a household family member receive two or more harassing, intimidating or persistent electronic communications, the coverage can help alleviate the threat by providing legal, technical and other support services

Smart Devices

Malware infecting smart home devices

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Learn more about the rise of cybercrime.

With HUB’s personal cyber policy by Cyberscout, you’ll have 24/7 access to:

  • Expert cyber incident management
  • Facilitation of Ransomware payment
  • IT forensic, third-party and data breach specialists
  • Contact with law enforcement
  • Cyber monitoring, legal support
  • Equipment repair costs
  • Reimbursement for financial loss
  • Valuable educational resources, tools, and more!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it too late to do anything if my identity is stolen?

No! Please call 1-833-626-0828 and Cyberscout will assist in placing credit freezes and other administrative support to rectify the situation with various authorities.

What do I do if I’m dealing with a potential claim situation?

Immediately call 1-833-626-0828 and speak with a Cyberscout representative who will provide assistance and ensure your reporting obligations are satisfied.

How is the premium paid?

The premium is paid on an annual basis in one lump sum via credit card.

Can a policy be cancelled midterm?

Yes. A policy can be cancelled midterm, however please be advised that 100% of the premium is fully earned and will be retained.

If I have coverage through my home insurance policy, who is the first payor?

That depends on the “other insurance clause” in the homeowners policy. It is likely that both policies will share in the loss assuming the homeowners’ policy is not listed as “primary.”