Top ten scams in Canada

March is Fraud Prevention Month and the Better Business Bureau has released the Top 10 Scams of 2018.

1. Romance Scams
    More than $22.5 million lost

Canadians were victimized financially, emotionally, psychologically and socially by this scam. Catphishing through online dating continues to be a very lucrative and seductive business for scammers.

  • Never wire or transfer money to someone you have not met. Look out for sob stories, plans to visit the country to meet you and tales about family emergencies.
  • Do not share personal information like your home address or telephone number on dating sites.
  • Be wary of people who say they are out of the country or can never meet with you in person.