From the Saanich Police’s BlockWatch Winter 2018 issue of their newsletter:
The biggest place crime is increasing is on our computers. We are so connected
to our friends, family, banks, utility companies, credit card companies and work
through the devices in our homes and the ones we carry around in our pockets.
There are ways to protect yourself, both from the virus scams as well as the con
artists who are no longer bumping into us on the streets to pick our pockets, but
who are online picking our bank accounts.