Fraud Scam Resource
Thousands of Canadians have lost millions of dollars each year after being tricked into providing their personal information. This type of trickery is called a ‘scam’. The definition of a ‘scam’ is an illegal trick, with the goal of getting money, or personal information that can then be used to get a person’s money or identity. Scams are real and can target anyone. Often, fraudsters will target individuals online, over the phone, by mail and even in person. If you have been the target of a scam the best thing to do is report it to the appropriate authorities, regardless of the amount. This resource outlines some of the most common scams that are currently being used, the agencies fraudsters often pose as and what you can do to be aware and better protect yourself.
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