Many staff at KOPYR received spam texts on their work phones last week:

“Our billing system has noticed an error on your last phone bill therefore we’ve sent you a cash-back of $135.60 CAD. Sorry for the inconvenience. Get hold of it here: (a link was inserted) *Data rates may apply from phone provider”

Fortunately, our staff are well trained to be vigilant against scam and phishing messages and no one took the bait.  It seems such a commonplace occurrence these days, but shouldn’t be, and prompted a heavy train of thought. While it is not possible to block every spam text message, for every scam email or text we get, a random individual or group has maliciously planned, worded, coded, and distributed far and wide a deliberate attack on you, your personal and corporate information, your livelihood, your means of providing for yourself and those you love and care for. The consequences of getting caught in such a trap can be exponential.

There’s so much trouble in the world: climate woes, economic uncertainty, political upheaval, and more, now exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic, which we see is far more than an isolated medical emergency event. For most, it triggers an urge to protect and shelter our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and members of the communities around us from harm.

Here at KOPYR, we are the same, and we recognize the importance of safeguarding your digital information. We’re about more than printers; our eWizard can help you with all of the following and so much more:

  • User training programs to educate and empower your employees to be less vulnerable to cyberthreats.
  • Routine audits of your network and IT infrastructure
  • Establish a virtual private network (VPN) to create secure connections for remote systems and application access for employees working from home
  • Establish strong multi-factor authentications (MFAs) to restrict unauthorized network access

Contact our eWizard today for a free security audit of your network and systems here:, by email to [email protected], or call 604-204-3200.