Fraud

Fraud alert: Canada Revenue Agency Scam

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area Financial Crime Unit would like to further warn the public of the ongoing Telephone /Cyber fraud perpetrated by scammers claiming to be Canada Revenue Agency employees. The following is a realistic portrayal of a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam that has been seen by […]

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Subscription traps: “no-strings attached” trial offers could leave you with your hands tied

Subscription traps: “no-strings attached” trial offers could leave you with your hands tied (CNW Group/Competition Bureau)

“Tick-tock, time is running out! Take advantage of this free trial offer now!” We’ve all seen them: social-media ads that promise to send a free, no-obligation trial product directly to your home for only a small shipping and handling fee. You might be tempted by that free trial of weight-loss pills, muscle-enhancement pills or anti-wrinkle serum, […]

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Majority of Canadians (61%) say that social isolation can increase vulnerability to fraudsters

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According to a TD Fraud Survey released today for Fraud Prevention Month, a majority of Canadians believe social isolation and major life changes increase Canadians’ vulnerability to financial fraud.  While fraudsters continue to target Canadians of all ages and life stages, only 13% of Canadians say they personally feel vulnerable about being a target for […]

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Avoid Fraud and Identity Theft in the Digital Age with These Helpful Tips from CPA Canada

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Many Canadians are using unsafe and outdated techniques to protect themselves and their personal data online, with 34 per cent having personally experienced fraud, according to national survey conducted by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). CPA Canada’s annual fraud survey (2020) makes clear it is becoming increasingly vital to understand how to stay […]

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