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Canadians lost millions to scams in 2016.
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Victims have reported almost $70,000 in losses since the start of 2016.
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The famous saying "the devil's in the details" is really no joke, and hiding in the shadows of accountability, legal documentation and paper trails is how scammers and con artists trick unsuspecting renters into blowing thousands of dollars on non-existent rental units. Don't let yourself be a victim.
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According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), mass marketing fraud is an enormous business that consistently claims victims who have not taken the time to verify with whom they are dealing. In fact, the CAFC says the surest way to avoid fraud is to verify, verify, verify.
The CRA will never ask for a credit card number, passport number, driver's license number or health card number. If it isn't information you normally provide with a tax return, the CRA won't ask you for it -- much less, as one scam goes, ask you to leave the information on an answering machine.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year -- especially for online scammers. With holiday shopping also comes the downside of scams that are aimed at frugal shoppers trying to stretch their dollars. Contrary to the season of giving, these fraudulent tricks are aimed at taking your identity and financial information, and for scammers to thrive.
OTTAWA - Many of the Justice Department's finest legal minds are falling prey to a garden-variety Internet scam.An internal survey shows almost 2,000 staff were conned into clicking on a phoney "phish...
RICHMOND, B.C. - Richmond RCMP are warning young men in the Vancouver suburb to make better choices about the private details — or parts — they reveal online.Mounties say they have investigated four i...
In a recent court decision, a British judge sentenced three members of a phishing gang to heavy prison time after a British woman lost her entire life savings (US$1.6-million) through a phishing scam. Staying vigilant and asking questions about those "too good to be true" deals is critical.
There's a reason why it's so easy to play a joke on Grams. According to a recent study from the University of Iowa, researchers have concluded that specific areas of our brains that have either deter...
VANCOUVER - The B.C. Better Business Bureau says Internet users and Hydro customers were among the biggest targets of con artists last year.The bureau has released its list of the top 10 scams of 2011...
The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the top 10 scams of 2012, warning scammers are capitalizing by using false pretences to con consumers. The list is developed jointly by the BBB, Co...
(CBC) -- A fraudster is duping people across Canada with fake cheques that seem to be from the University of Western Ontario, authorities say. The scammer mainly sends the counterfeit cheques as payme...