Increase in scams and fraud during COVID-19: How to protect yourself

RCMP, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Description / Summary

The RCMP and CAFC are receiving many reports of criminals trying to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic - they urge Canadians to watch out for frauds and scams. These two organizations and have developed resources which contain information, common examples and scams, and ways to protect yourself/ what to do when you receive a scam, for the following: 

  1. Phone and text messaging scams
  2. Email extortion
  3. CERB Scams
  4. Investment scams
  5. Email Phishing
  6. PPE and non-delivery scams

As seniors are often targeted for these scams, the RCMP has shared these resources with the United Way to inform and share with BH and CBSS groups.

Stay up to date on COVID-19 related fraud by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre COVID-19 Fraud web page