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.