Increase in scams and fraud during COVID-19: How to protect yourself
RCMP, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
August 18, 2020
Description / Summary
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:
Phone and text messaging scams
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.