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

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (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 of 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 Community-Based Seniors Serving (CBSS) groups.

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

File Attachments

1 Text & Phone Scam-Final.pdf
2 PPE and Non-Delivery Scams.pdf
3 Investment Scams.pdf
4 Email Phishing Scams.pdf
5 Email Extortion with Password.pdf
6 CERB Scams.pdf
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    Aug 18, 2020

  • Subject Area
    • Safety, Security, Finances, & Personal Planning
    • Information, Referral, & Advocacy
    • Organizational Development
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Health Authorities
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
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