Ontario Government Services Alert: ServiceOntario Kiosks Temporarily Shut Down

Ontario Government Services Alert: ServiceOntario Kiosks Temporarily Shut Down

Toronto and Peel police are warning about new methods being used to skim debit and credit cards in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) of Ontario, Canada.

Now, due to security violations at several ServiceOntario kiosks, all ServiceOntario kiosks are temporarily withdrawn from service as explained in the following statement of the Minister of Government Services Harinder Takhar:

“Recently, there have been security violations at a few ServiceOntario kiosks. Police have been advised and investigations are underway, but, out of an abundance of caution, I have made this decision to ensure that ServiceOntario’s customers continue to be protected.

I encourage our customers to go online at serviceontario.ca to access our services, or they can visit one of our nearly 300 centres.  We remain committed to high quality service.”
Minister of Government Services Harinder Takhar

If you need more information, please call their toll-free customer service number at 1-800-267-8097, or visit a ServiceOntario centre near you.

Ontario, Canada: Newsroom

NEWS RELEASE

ServiceOntario Kiosks Temporarily Shut Down

June 6, 2012

STATEMENT

All ServiceOntario kiosks have been temporarily withdrawn from service after ServiceOntario advised the police of security violations at several kiosks. Investigations by ServiceOntario and financial sector partners are currently underway. It is common practice that financial institutions contact affected customers.The move comes as Toronto and Peel police are warning about new methods being used to skim debit and credit cards in the GTA.

Minister of Government Services Harinder Takhar today made the following statement:

“Recently, there have been security violations at a few ServiceOntario kiosks. Police have been advised and investigations are underway, but, out of an abundance of caution, I have made this decision to ensure that ServiceOntario’s customers continue to be protected.

I encourage our customers to go online at serviceontario.ca to access our services, or they can visit one of our nearly 300 centres.  We remain committed to high quality service.”

CONTACT

Marie-Andrée Bolduc
Minister’s Office
416-327-0948

Ministry of Government Services
ontario.ca/government

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