Knowing what to look for may help you avoid becoming a victim, but what happens when you or someone you know is targeted by scammers? Whether or not the scam is successful, you should report your interaction with individuals or groups whom you believe to be acting fraudulently to the appropriate authorities.
Most individuals or groups perpetrating scams take great care to ensure that they appear legitimate and their malicious intentions remain undetected. By being aware of some of the most prevalent scams, you will be better prepared should you ever find yourself a target of one.
Each year, thousands of Canadians fall victim to financial scams and security breaches. Many scams try to obtain your personal information with the intention of stealing your identity, while others ask you to send money via wire order or some other means.
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